HOSKING & SON
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According to the inscription on an engraved view of a proposed development on the south side of Obelisk Hill, Killiney, Co. Dublin, published circa 1840, the scheme was 'Designed and arranged by Messrs. Hosking & Son'.(1) A plan of the same scheme in the National Library of Ireland is signed 'Mssrs. Hosking/Architects/Dublin'.(2) However there is no-one of this name in the Dublin directories for the period, suggesting that Hosking & Son resided only very briefly in the city, if at all.(3)
The Obelisk Hill development was to be on land belonging to Robert Warren of Killiney Castle. Warren was the grandfather of SANDHAM SYMES , who designed a villa and a church on the estate. Either he or Hosking & Son could have been responsible for the design of Victoria Castle, which was built on Lot No. 1 of the proposed development.
(1) Rosalind M. Elmes, National Library of Ireland: Catalogue of Irish topographical prints and original drawings (2nd ed., 1975), 47 (no. 874TC).
(2) National Library of Ireland, reproduced in Peter Pearson, Between the Mountains and the Sea(1998), 60.
(3) Might Hosking be connected in some way with William Hosking (1800-1861) of London, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (3rd edn., 1995), 517-8?
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|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, KILLINEY HILL, HOUSING DEVELOPMENT (PROPOSED)|
|Nature:||Proposed development on land belonging to Robert Warren of Killiney Castle|
|Refs:||Rosalind M. Elmes, National Library of Ireland: Catalogue of Irish topographical prints and original drawings (2nd ed., 1975), 47 (no. 874TC); Peter Pearson, Between the Mountains and the Sea(1998), 60(illus.).|