Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Edinburgh, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 184-196, and Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 302. Burn designed a number of buildings in Ireland and became an Honorary Member of the newly-formed Institute of Architects in Ireland in 1840.(1)

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(1) Letter of acceptance from Burn to Richard Morrison, 27 January 1840, in RIAI archives (photograph of letter in Jones file B185).


17 work entries listed in chronological order for BURN, WILLIAM #


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Building: CO. KERRY, MUCKROSS HOUSE (KILLARNEY)
Date: 1839-1843
Nature: New Jacobethan style house, for Rt. Hon. Henry Arthur Herbert.
Refs: Presentation perspective view by Burn in National Monuments Record of Scotland, Acc. 1980/19; 3 plans and 2 sketch elevations, 1939, in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, SD102/ pp.26-27, 30, Vol.I , see Margaret Richardson, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects: B (RIBA, 1972),138, and British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/7wo0kHdTAJ/MAIN_CAT/200680089/9 (last visited Apr 2009);  Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn, 2008), 192;  G. Wilkinson, Geology & Ancient Architecture in Ireland (1845), 85; Dictionary of Scottish Architects, www.scottisharchitects.org.uk (last visited Apr 2009).

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, DARTREY
Date: 1844-1846
Nature: Jacobethan house, for Lord Cremorne, later cr. 1st Earl of Dartrey. (Demolished. Tudor Revival balustrades removed to garden of Kilnacloy, Monaghan Town.)  Mulligan suggests that Tudor Gothic gate lodge may also be by WB.
Refs: F.O. Morris, Picturesque Views of Seats [n.d.], III, 57;  Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 189; Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects B (RIBA, 1972), 125,145;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 311-2,476.

Building: CO. KILDARE, GILLTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1847
Nature: Unexecuted? proposal by WB.
Refs: Drawings formerly in RIBA (E.McP files, citing information from David Walker via Howard Colvin, Oct 1973); other drawings, s. & d. 21 Aug 1847, formerly in OPW (seen and photocopied by Joe Norton, c. 1995; copies in IAA.)

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, BANGOR CASTLE
Date: 1847
Nature: Elizabethan mansion, for Robert E. Ward. Attributed to Burn by T.L. Donaldson. See also Anthony Salvin.
Refs: Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4TH edn., 2008), 193, citing list of Burn's works by T.L. Donaldson in RIBA Transactions (1870), 125-8; Marcus Patton, Historic Buildings in…Bangor and Groomsport (UAHS, 1984), 10; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of North County Down (UAHS, 2002), 122-3(illus.)

Building: CO. DOWN, CLANDEBOYE, HELEN'S TOWER
Date: 1848
Nature: For 5th Baron Dufferin; not built until 1860-62ca
Refs: Perspectives of tower (& gamekeeper's house), 1848, in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, SD103/2 and PB390/12, see Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects B (RIBA, 1972), 122,124, and British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/E2iRjM0D2D/MAIN_CAT/200680089/13 (last visited, Apr 2009).; alternative design in collection of Marquess of Dufferin & Ava, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 12 (no. 21,22); Gavin Stamp, 'Helen's Tower'. in Clandeboye(UAHS., 1985), 2833(illus.)C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of North County Down (UAHS, 2002), 268-9(illus.);  Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 194.

Building: CO. DOWN, BALLYWALTER, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1848
Nature: Proposed design.
Refs: Plan and 3 elevations, signed and dated 9 Aug 1848, in collection of Marquess of Dufferin & Ava, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 18 (no. 71).

Building: CO. DOWN, CLANDEBOYE HOUSE
Date: 1848-49
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for Elizabethanizing house. For 5th Baron Dufferin.
Refs: Designs in collection of Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 12 (no. 23, elevation repr. p.33)

Building: CO. DOWN, CLANDEBOYE, FARM HOUSE AT BALLYMULLAN
Date: 1848;1851
Nature:
Refs: Perspective view of farm house, 1848, in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, PB390/5, see Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects B (1972), 122 and British Architectural Library Catalogue,  http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/E2iRjM0D2D/MAIN_CAT/200680089/13 (last visited Apr 2009); 4 elevations, 1851, in collection of Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 12 (no. 24);

Building: CO. DOWN, CLANDEBOYE, SCHOOL HOUSE
Date: 1850-51
Nature: For 5th Baron Dufferin.
Refs: 2 elevations in collection of Marquess of Dufferin & Ava, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 22 (no. 103);  perspective, 1850,in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, PB390/12, see Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects B (RIBA, 1972),124, and British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/E2iRjM0D2D/MAIN_CAT/200680089/13 (last visited Apr 2009).

Building: CO. DOWN, BALLYWALTER, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1852
Nature: 2 alternative designs for carriage gateway.
Refs: Perspectives of carriage gateway, 1852, in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, PB390/6, see Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects B (1972), 122, and British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/E2iRjM0D2D/MAIN_CAT/200680089/13 (last visited Apr 2009).

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILRUDDERY
Date: 1852
Nature: Conservatory and gate lodge, for 11th Earl of Meath
Refs: Drawings for gate lodge, 1852, and conservatory, 1852-53, in collection of Earl of Meath, Kilruddery;  Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn, 2008), 193

Building: CO. DOWN, CASTLEWELLAN CASTLE
Date: 1852-1854
Nature: New castellated mansion, for 4th Earl Annesley.
Refs: Draft covenant relating to preparation of plans, etc, for the building of a Mansion House at Castlewellan, Co. Down., 1856, and ground plan,  in PRONI, Annesley Papers, D1503/2/50 and D1503/10/29 (see PRONI e-catalogue);  B 11, 1 Jan 1853, 8; Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 194, 2 perspective views, 1852, and plans, 1854, in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, SD102/pp.110-112, Vol.I, see Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects B (RIBA, 1972), 124, and British Architectural Library Catalogue, riba.sirsidynix.net.uk (last visited Apr 2009; see also Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 12 (no. 25, persp. view repro. in unpaginated plate section) )

Building: CO. DOWN, CLANDEBOYE, BRIDGE ON CRAWFORDSBURN ROAD
Date: 1853
Nature: For 5th Baron Dufferin.
Refs: Dated elevation, plan & details in collection of Marquess of Dufferin & Ava, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 26 (no. 134)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1862-4
Nature: Laundry, designed 1862-3 and built 1864; subsequent schemes, 1865-1884, by Burn's nephew J. MacVicar Anderson.
Refs: Note by Mervyn, 7th Viscount Powerscourt at beginning of Powerscourt Volume 2 in IAA.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, COURTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1865-67
Nature: Alts. & adds, which appear to be improvements to executed designs for same by John Kelly, Gorey. .For James George Henry, 5th Earl of Courtown. Was Kelly also the builder or clerk of works for the Burn improvements?
Refs: Signed plans, details &c. dated 1865,1867,1868 in collection of Dr Denis Molumby, Wexford.

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, CROM CASTLE (NEWTOWNBUTLER)
Date: ?
Nature: Unexecuted design for mansion, for 2nd Earl Erne
Refs: Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects B (1972), 164

Building: CO. DOWN, CLANDEBOYE, GATE LODGE
Date: ?
Nature: For 5th Baron Dufferin.
Refs: Perspective in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, PB390/12, see Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects B (1972), 124, and British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/E2iRjM0D2D/MAIN_CAT/200680089/13 (last visited apr 2009).