Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Amateur architect, of Dublin and Barbavilla, Co. Westmeath, for whom see A.P.W. Malcomson, Nathaniel Clements 1705-77.  Politics, fashion and architecture in mid-eighteenth-century Ireland (Dublin: Four Courts Pres: 2015), 190-193.  William Smyth, the third and youngest son of William Smyth (1639-1699), bishop of Kilmore, and a brother-in-law of THOMAS BURGH THOMAS BURGH , was born in 1692 and died in 1769.  He designed Kilbally, Co. Westmeath, in 1730, and Barbavilla, Co. Westmeath, for himself in 1832, naming it after his wife, Barbara Ingoldsby. According to Malcolmson, Smyth's correspondence, in the National Library of Ireland 'is rich in allusions to the building of Barbavilla and of other houses, schools, bishops' palaces and public buildings as well, and with letters from surveyors, builders, fellow gentlemen-architects, and so on', including letters exchanged with his own builder/clerk of works Michael Ledwidge. 

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Building: CO. WESTMEATH, KILBALLY
Date: 1730
Nature:  New house, designed by WS
Refs: A.P.W. Malcomson, Nathaniel Clements 1705-77.  Politics, fashion and architecture in mid-eighteenth-century Ireland (Dublin: Four Courts Press: 2015), 190.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, BARBAVILLA
Date: 1732
Nature: New house, for himself, named after his wife, Barbara Ingoldsby. Clerk of works: Michael Ledwidge.
Refs: A.P.W. Malcomson, Nathaniel Clements 1705-77.  Politics, fashion and architecture in mid-eighteenth-century Ireland (Dublin: Four Courts Press: 2015), 190