Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership of FREDERICK BATCHELOR  FREDERICK BATCHELOR and GEORGE FREDERICK HICKS GEORGE FREDERICK HICKS . The partnership, which had its office at 86 Merrion Square, Dublin, was formed in 1905, when JAMES RAWSON CARROLL  JAMES RAWSON CARROLL retired from the partnership of CARROLL & BATCHELOR CARROLL & BATCHELOR , and was dissolved on 11 May 1922, when Batchelor retired.(1) In 1919 or 1920 the partnership won third prize in Part I, Section B, of the RIAI's competition for a design for industrial buildings.(2) Pupils and assistants in the office included ERNEST ALBERT BARRETT ERNEST ALBERT BARRETT , THOMAS SHEPARD THOMAS SHEPARD , WILLIAM NEEDHAM SPENCE WILLIAM NEEDHAM SPENCE , FINIAN H. TALLON  FINIAN H. TALLON and WILLIAM H. WARD.  WILLIAM H. WARD.

See WORKS.



References



(1) IB 64, 17 Jun 1922, 410.
(2) JRIAI (1920), 7.


62 work entries listed in chronological order for BATCHELOR & HICKS


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Building: CO. OFFALY, DAINGEAN, DISPENSARY HOUSE
Date: 1905
Nature: Drainage and plumbing
Refs: IB 47, 23 Sep 1905, 670

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, PATRICK STREET, PROVINCIAL BANK
Date: 1905
Nature: Extensive alterations & additions
Refs: IB 47, 17 Jun,23 Sep 1905, 422,670

Building: CO. KILKENNY, MOUNT JULIET
Date: 1905
Nature: Very extensive alterations & additions to house of General McCalmont.
Refs: IB 47, 29 Jul,26 Aug 1905, 509,578

Building: CO. DUBLIN, ST EDMUNDSBURY (LUCAN)
Date: 1905
Nature: Residence for 8 patients. Contractor: J. Pemberton & Sons. For Governors of St Patrick's Hospital.
Refs: Plans in St Patrick's Hospital archives, F/9/13c?, f/9/13k-l;  IAA, PKS 0882, B20/35, A08 (May 1905)

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, UNION WORKHOUSE FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1905-1906
Nature: Plumbing, drainage and sanitary annexe to fever hospital.
Refs: IB 47, 9 Sep 1905, 641; 48, 14 Jul 1906, 566

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MALAHIDE, SEAMOUNT, HOUSE & OUTBUILDINGS
Date: 1905-1906
Nature: Reconstruction of house destroyed by fire, for J.G. Jameson
Refs: IB 47, 29 Jul,26 Aug 1905, 526,602; 48, 24 Mar 1906, 217

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, RAILWAY ROAD, GREAT SOUTHERN HOTEL
Date: 1906
Nature: Large new hotel to be built by Great Southern & Western Railway Co.
Refs: IB 48, 14 Jul 1906, 545

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 027-30 (HELY)
Date: 1906
Nature: Additions. Contractors: Mssrs. Thompson, Belfast & Dublin. Hennebique reinforced concrete frame used 'reputedly for the first time in Dublin' (Casey).
Refs: IB 48, 5 May,22 Sep 1906, 366,770; IA & C 1, 8 Apr 1911, 144;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 415.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 096, & NO.1-3 WICKLOW STREET (WEIR & SONS)
Date: 1906
Nature: New premises.  Doors moved from former premises.
Refs: IB 48, 22 Sep 1906, 770;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 523.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MALAHIDE, MALAHIDE CASTLE
Date: 1906
Nature: B & H responsible for epairs to roof of Great Hall (which substantially replaced the existing, possibly late medieval, roof ) and oversaw various other minor repairs. (Frank Keohane suggests that B & H may also have been responsible for Arts & Crafts style gate lodge to demesne in Malahide village.)
Refs: Bodleian Library, Oxford, Talbot MS. C.87.6 (information from Frank Keohane in e-mail of May 2009).

Building: CO. KERRY, DERRYQUIN CASTLE
Date: 1906-08
Nature: Additions. Estimated cost of James Beckett's tender, £8,032.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0877, B20/59, B21/04, A08 (Jun 1906)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 032½-34 (IRISH AUTOMOBILE CLUB)
Date: 1906;1910-1911;
Nature: New premises, 1906; enlargement, 1910-11.
Refs: IB 48, 5 May 1906, 366; 52, 19 Feb,2 Apr 1910, 117,197; 53, 21 Jan 1911, 45; IA & C 1, 4,11 Mar 1911, 74,97; 62, 3 Jan 1920, 17; Building News 100, 10 Mar 1911, 347;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 516.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DRUMCONDRA, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1907
Nature: -
Refs: Plan and elevations in RCB Library; IB 49, 10 Aug 1907, 561

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ADELAIDE ROAD, ROYAL VICTORIA EYE & EAR HOSPITAL
Date: 1907-1908;1912;
Nature: Outpatients department; sanitary block; W. Wing extension; new wing
Refs: Design for addition, 1912, and undated design for proposed new wing, 1912, in IAA, Alan Hope Collection, Acc. 87/127, S 00155;  IAA, PKS 0013, 0014, 1234, B21/23, A08 (Nov 1907, Aug 1908), A09 (Jun 1912); IB 49, 30 Nov 1907, 829; 51, 20 Mar 1909, 177; 54, 22 Jun 1912, 379; 55, 19 Jul 1913, 475; 67, 2 May 1925, 325;  Freeman's Journal, 22 Aug 1908.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, QUAY, PROVINCIAL BANK
Date: 1907-1910
Nature: New bank & reconstruction of adjoining premises (Hearne's). Classical façade with rusticated ground storey and Ionic pilasters above. Contractor: George Nolan. Estimated cost, £6,446.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0011, 0869, B21/15, A08 (May 1907); RHA 1908, no. 310; IB 53, 7 Jan 1911, 24(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, ULVERTON ROAD, HOUSE (DUNAMASE?)
Date: 1908
Nature: Residence being built for Mr Bailey. Contractor: Alex. Frazer, Dun Laoghaire.
Refs: IB 50, 22 Aug 1908, 523

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FREDERICK STREET SOUTH, NO. 031 (RIAI PREMISES)
Date: 1908
Nature: B & H hon. architects for repairs &c
Refs: Jones

Building: CO. CORK, KILCRENAGH (CARRIGROHANE)
Date: 1908-1909
Nature: Works at, for Ebenezer Pike, J.P. Estimated cost of John Sisk's tender, £1,092.
Refs: IAA, PKS A08 (Oct 1909) ; IB 50, 27 Jun 1908, 394

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLOOMFIELD AVENUE (DONNYBROOK), ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES
Date: 1908;1909
Nature: New mortuary. Contractor: John Pemberton, Ranelagh Road. Tenders invited for making new road to mortuary and remaking portion of avenue, Sep 1908. 8 emergency fire escapes on male side of hospital, 1909 (Contractor: G. & T. Crampton).
Refs: IB 50, 27 Jun 1908, 406;  Freeman's Journal, 11 Sep 1908,12 Feb 1909.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK STREET, NO. 066 (PROVINCIAL BANK)
Date: 1909
Nature: Contractor: Samuel. Hill.
Refs: IAA, PKS B21/39 and A08 (Mar 1909)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES LARKIN ROAD (RAHENY), BETTYGLEN
Date: 1910
Nature: For George Jameson. Design claimed by Hicks in Who's Who in Architecture.
Refs: IB 52, 3 Sep 1910, 545,559; Building News 99, 16 Sep 1910, 395;  Who's Who in Architecture 1923, 123

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHMINES ROAD LOWER, NO. 167 (CARNEGIE FREE LIBRARY & TECHNICAL INSTITUTE)
Date: 1910-1912
Nature: New. Designed by Frederick Hicks, q.v., in 1905. Partnership of Batchelor & Hicks (1905-1922), responsible for erection of building between 1910 and 1913. Estimated cost of library £7,500. Estimated cost of technical institute £12,000.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0005, 0006, B21/68, A09 (Sep 1911); design exh. By Frederick Batchelor at RHA 1915, no. 472; IB 47, 25 Mar,21 Oct 1905, 185,746; 53, 21 Jan,30 Sep,14 Oct 1911, 37,662,645,701; 54, 11 May,26 Oct 1912, 294(illus.),601; 55, 25 Oct 1913, 673(illus.); IA & C 1, 28 Jan 1911, 2; Building News 100, 3 Feb 1911, 169; 103, 1 Nov 1912, 610

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLUMB (CI)
Date: 1910ca
Nature: Plans for chapter house prepared by T.Drew and carried out by B & H
Refs: IB 52, 10 Dec 1910, 755

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GREYSTONES, MOORLANDS
Date: 1910ca
Nature: Residence of George N. Jacob
Refs: IB 52, 10 Dec 1910, 745; ; 53, 4 Feb 1911, 76(illus.);  illus. in National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=WI&regno=16304099 (last visited Aug 2009).

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: New villa residence.
Refs: IB 53, 9 Dec 1911, 821

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CARRICKMINES, HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: -
Refs: IB 76, 4 Feb 1911, 76(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BULL ALLEY, IVEAGH PLAY CENTRE
Date: 1911
Nature: Competition entrants. Hicks exhibits design at RHA 1912.
Refs: IB 53, 27 May 1911, 353; RHA 1912 (no. 313)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH AVENUE (RATHMINES), CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1911
Nature: Renovation & plastering of interior
Refs: IB 53, 30 Sep 1911, 662

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 026
Date: 1911
Nature: Structural alterations; new shop front & improvements
Refs: IB 53, 1 Apr 1911, 209

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, ST ANN'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1911
Nature: Alterations (replacement of roof)
Refs: IB 53, 5 Aug 1911, 529;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 470.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANBY ROW (& DORSET STREET UPPER), DORSET PICTURE HALL (LATER PLAZA CINEMA)
Date: 1911
Nature: Conversion into cinema of former Bethesda Church (q.v.)on corner of Dorset St Upper. (Later became Waxworks Museum; Totally demolished, 2008, and hotel built on site.)
Refs: IB 53, 13 May 1911, 317

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, BARREN HILL, HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: Contractor: T. McMillen, Howth.
Refs: IB 53, 28 Oct 1911, 725

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SHANKILL, THE ORCHARDS
Date: 1911
Nature: New villa residence. Brick and cut stone. Cost 'very great'. Contractors: J. & W. Stewart, Dublin & Belfast.
Refs: IB 53, 15 Apr,9 Dec 1911, 245,821; IA & C 1, 22 Apr 1911, 173

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 043-44 (MANFIELD)
Date: 1911-1912;1916
Nature: New premises; rebuilt 1916; designed by Hicks
Refs: IB 53, 13 May 1911, 325; 54, 6 Jan 1912, 25; 58, 24 Jun 1916, 287; 59, 17 Mar,29 Sep 1917, 125,493; 107, 27 Feb 1965, 155; IA & C 1, 11 Mar,20 May 1911, 88,229; Who's Who in Architecture  (1923), 123

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GREYSTONES, PAVILION ROAD (BURNABY ESTATE), THE SHRUBBERIES
Date: 1911ca
Nature: For John Good
Refs: IB 53, 4 Feb 1911, 80(illus. in supplement)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GREYSTONES, WHITSHED ROAD, NIRVANA
Date: 1911ca
Nature: Residence of Charles Matheson, KC.
Refs: IB 53, 4 Feb 1911, 80(illus. in supplement)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARLSFORT TERRACE, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Date: 1912
Nature: AH and H.H. Hill winners of 2nd prize in competition.
Refs: IB 54, 9,23 Nov 1912, 628,660(illus. in supplement); 64, 14 Jan 1922, 9; Irish Architect and Building Trades Journal4, 7 Dec 1912, (illus. in supplement).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARLSFORT TERRACE, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Date: 1912
Nature: Competition entrants; design commended
Refs: IB 54, 7 Dec 1912, supplement(illus.)

Building: ENGLAND, DEVONPORT (DEVON), MUNICIPAL OFFICES
Date: 1913
Nature: Competition entrants
Refs: IB 55, 27 Sep 1913, 614(illus.),624

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BALDOYLE, RACE COURSE
Date: 1913
Nature: Reinforced concrete grandstand
Refs: Building News 105, 25 Jul 1913, 108-111 (illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TOWNSEND STREET, NO. 044
Date: 1913
Nature: Rebuilding
Refs: IB 55, 27 Sep 1913, 623; 56, 14 Feb 1914, 104

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNT STREET CRESCENT, NO. 007-8 (MISS SHULEY'S NURSING HOME)
Date: 1914
Nature: Operating theatre at rear
Refs: IB 56, 11 Apr 1914, 230

Building: CO. KILKENNY, MOUNT JULIET
Date: 1914
Nature: Ballylinch cottages, grooms' houses (Paddock Cottages?), gate lodge at cross roads, for Lady McCalmont.
Refs: Legal papers, Fennessy v. McCalmont, re lawsuit concerning alleged diversion of water supply from neighbouring properties, in IAA, Acc.2009/21.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, COUNTY HALL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1915
Nature: B & H placed second in competition for hall and offices which 'will form practically an adjunct to the Courthouse'. Assessor: Prof. Scott.
Refs: IB 57, 24 Apr,17 Jul 1915, ?,317; 58, 8 Apr 1916, 165.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EAST WALL ROAD (NEAR OR ON), CARETAKER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1915
Nature: For Merchants' Warehousing Co.
Refs: IB 57, 30 Jan 1915, 57

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ALEXANDRA ROAD, GRAIN SILO (MERCHANTS' WAREHOUSING CO.)
Date: 1915-1920
Nature: Reinforced concrete grain silo for Merchants' Warehousing Co.; designed by Hicks. Contractor: J. & W. Stewart (Dublin & Belfast).
Refs:  IB 57, 24 Apr,6 Nov 1915, 184,190,486; 78, 11 Jul 1936, 596; Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 123; advertisement for J. & W. Stewart in JRIAI (1928);  Ulster Parliament Building (commemorative booklet issued by Stewart & Partners, Ltd, 1932), 33(illus.); JRIAI (1933), 18;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009) , 8,9,10(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JOHN STREET WEST, WAREHOUSE (GARRATT)
Date: 1916
Nature: Additions
Refs: IB 58, 10 Jun 1916, 259

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 033
Date: 1916-19
Nature: In destroyed area, 1916. New premises. For Lewers & Co.
Refs: Signed, undated design for shop front in IAA, T.J. Cullen Collection, Bin 43, Roll 36; IB 60, 12 Oct 1918, 394; 61, 3 May 1919, 220

Building: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH CAMP, AMUSEMENT HALL & PICTURE THEATRE
Date: 1916-1917
Nature: -
Refs: IB 58, 22 Apr 1916, 187; 59, 6 Jan 1917, 6

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET MIDDLE, NO. 094-96 (BEWLEY)
Date: 1917;1920
Nature: Repairs to No. 97, 1917. Rebuilding of Nos. 94-96, with G.P. Beater.. Contr: H. & J. Martin. Estimated cost £17,964.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0978, 0979, A09 (Feb 1917, Jan 1920); IB 62, 17 Apr 1920, 269

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNT STREET UPPER, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OFFICES (PROPOSED)
Date: 1918
Nature: Competition entrants. (2 designs). 'The elvations ofe...of monumental and expensive type, a fact which probably told against the higher placing of both designs.'
Refs: IB 60, 16 Feb 1918, 82-3.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BOTANIC ROAD (GLASNEVIN), NO. 033-75 (ALEX THOM & CO).
Date: 1918-1920
Nature: New premises.   Contractor: G. & T. Crampton.
Refs: IB 60, 14 Dec 1918, 533; 62, 27 Mar 1920, 188;  Ruth McManus, Crampton Built (Dublin: G. & T. Crampton, 2008), 60-61.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ORMOND QUAY LOWER, NO. 043
Date: 1918;1925
Nature: New shop & rebuilding, 1918.
Refs: IB 60, 2 Mar 1918, 120.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET MIDDLE, NO. 105 (PERFECT DAIRY MACHINES)
Date: 1919-1921
Nature: Rebuilding
Refs: IB 61, 22 Nov 1919, 533; 63, 13 Aug 1921, 550

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME COURT, NO. 015-17 (HELY & GORDON STEWART)
Date: 1920
Nature: New building (printing workshop & sweet factory)
Refs: IB 62, 10 Apr 1920, 229; 63, 3 Dec 1921, 782

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTH WALL, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1920
Nature: 'Garden village' for St Barnabas Public Utility Society
Refs: IB 62, 3 Jan,17 Apr 1920, 273; 63, 2 Jul 1921, 445

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PEMBROKE DISTRICT, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1920
Nature: Pair of semi-detached cottages for Pembroke Urban Council
Refs: IB 62, 31 Jul 1920, 502

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST BARNABAS GARDENS (NORTH STRAND), HOUSES (010)
Date: 1920-21
Nature: Scheme of 10 houses of experimental designs 'selected by the women'. For St Barnabas Public Utility Society. Builder: J. & R. Thompson.
Refs: Ruth McManus, 'The "Building Parson" - the role of Reverend David Hall in the solution of Ireland's early twentieth-century housing problems', Irish Geography 32, Pt. II (1999), 91-92

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 037 (PROVINCIAL BANK)
Date: 1921-1922
Nature: New bank on corner site.   Classical.  Contractor: G. & T. Crampton.
Refs: IB 63, 9 Apr 1921, 234; 64, 9 Sep 1922, 618;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 215;   Ruth McManus, Crampton Built (Dublin: G. & T. Crampton, 2008), 52-53(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, UTILITY ROW, HOUSES
Date: 1922-23
Nature: Scheme of 26 houses on site off West Road comprising Utility Row and Utility Gdns. Cost: £20,421. For St Barnabas Public Utility Society.
Refs: Ruth McManus, 'The "Building Parson" - the role of Reverend David Hall in the solution of Ireland's early twentieth-century housing problems', Irish Geography 32, Pt. II (1999), 92-93

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, UTILITY GARDENS, HOUSES
Date: 1922-23
Nature: Scheme of 26 houses on site off West Road comprising Utility Row and Utility Gdns. Cost: £20,421. For St Barnabas Public Utility Society
Refs: Ruth McManus, 'The "Building Parson" - the role of Reverend David Hall in the solution of Ireland's early twentieth-century housing problems', Irish Geography 32, Pt. II (1999), 92-93

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 043-44
Date: 1925
Nature: Rebuilding as shoe shop for Manfield & Sons.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 216, Pl. 8.