Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Stained-glass artists, of Middle Abbey Street, Dublin M. & R. Sillery may have been the sons of JOHN SILLERY.& JOHN SILLERY.& #160; In an advertisement placed in the Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette in January 1860 they claimed to have been established for 'upwards of half a century' and they were still active in the 1870s.

A Marmaduke Sillery was admitted to the Royal Dublin Society's School of Figure Drawing in 1840 and the School of Modelling in 1845, winning premiums in 1844 and 1845, while a Robert Sillery was admitted to the School of Figure Drawing in 1846.(2)

Addresses:(2) 107 Middle Abbey Street, 1853; 107 & 108 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, 1857-1863; 107 Middle Abbey Street, 1875; 112 Middle Abbey Street, 1883 (as M. & N. Sillery).

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References



(1) Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 2, no. 7 (15 Jan 1860), 153.  
(2) Gitta Willemson, The Dublin Society Drawing Schools 1746-1876 (2000), 88.
(3) From Post Office and Thom's directories.


5 work entries listed in chronological order for SILLERY, M. & R. *


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Building: CO. CARLOW, CLONMORE, CHURCH OF ST JOHN (CI)
Date: 1857
Nature: Memorial window to Mrs Stopford.
Refs: B 15, 5 Dec 1857, 706

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, MOUNT TOWN LOWER, CHURCH OF ST JOHN (CI)
Date: 1866
Nature: Betham heraldic stained glass window in S wall of S transept.
Refs: √Čtain Murphy, A Glorious Extravaganza: the history of Monkstown Parish Church(2203), 104-5(illus.).

Building: CO. MEATH, MOYDRUM, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1879a
Nature: Stained glass, for Lord Castlemaine.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 21, no. 242, 1 May 1879, 521.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, BANNOW, CHURCH OF ST PAUL (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: E window (St Paul). David Lawrence in Gloine says that exisiting window was moved from elsewhere and its lower part removed).
Refs: Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/2909/ (last visited, Dec 2016).

Building: CO. KILDARE, NARRAGHMORE, CHURCH OF THE HOLY SAVIOUR (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: East window attr. to M & R.S by David Lawrence.
Refs: David Lawrence, 'Church of Ireland United Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough: Stained-Glass Windows' (RCB report, 2002), II, 89