Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and building contractor, of Cork. Abraham Hargrave, who was named after his father,(1) was born near Horsforth, Leeds, England, in 1755.(2) According to the Architectural Publication Society's Dictionary, he 'was with his relative and countryman T[homas] Harrison at the erection of some of his works at Lancaster' and 'then went over to Ireland to superintend the erection in 1791 of St Patrick's bridge over the river Lee at Cork.'(3) West's Cork Directory (1810), states that Hargrave and MICHAEL SHANAHAN  MICHAEL SHANAHAN were responsible for the bridge, while Childe-Pemberton says that Hargrave was recommended by Harrison to Frederick Hervey, Earl of Bristol, to help Michael Shanahan build a bridge at Newferry.(4) Hargrave became 'an extensive contractor' in the Cork area(5) and was employed on several projects in Fermoy by the town's enlightened proprietor, John Anderson. He died at Camden Place, Cork, on 20 March 1808(6) aged fifty-three, survived by his wife Jannette, who died in 1824 aged sixty-two, and four sons. He is commemorated by a monument in St Anne's church, Shandon.(7)  Another monument to the memory of husband and wife and their granddaughter Sarah was erected in Ballynoe Church by his eldest son ABRAHAM HARGRAVE [2]. ABRAHAM HARGRAVE [2]. (8)  JOHN HARGRAVE  JOHN HARGRAVE was his third son, HENRY HARGRAVE  HENRY HARGRAVE and JOSHUA HARGRAVE  JOSHUA HARGRAVE his grandsons and JOSHUA HARRISON HARGRAVE  JOSHUA HARRISON HARGRAVE his great-grandson, as was probably also WILLIAM HARRISON HARGRAVE.  WILLIAM HARRISON HARGRAVE.



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(1) www.familysearch.org.  His second name, Addison, was the surname of his grandmother (information from Hector Deane).
(2) The date of his birth is given as 18 April 1756 in www.familysearch.org but as 1755 in the article by W.H. (probably William Hargrave, M.D., 4th son of Abraham Hargrave[1]) on Abraham Hargrave[1] and other members of the Hargrave family in APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 22-3.
(3) APSD, loc. cit.
(4) W.S. Childe-Pemberton, The Earl Bishop (London, 1924), ? .
(5) See note 1, above.
(6) Cork Mercantile Chronicle, 21 Mar 1801 (information from R. ffolliott).
(7) Information from Hector Deane.
(8) Journal of the Irish Memorials Association 12 (1926-27), 30, gives the text and a photograph of this monument.


24 work entries listed in chronological order for HARGRAVE, ABRAHAM ADDISON [1]


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Building: CO. TIPPERARY, SHANBALLY CASTLE
Date: 1790-1798
Nature: Partly designed and/or built by AH for 1st Baron Lismore
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 22

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ST PATRICK'S BRIDGE (OLD)
Date: 1791
Nature: With Michael Shanahan
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 22; West's Cork Directory, 1810

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MOUNT VERNON
Date: 1794a
Nature: Classical villa with bowed front elevation and neo-classical interior detail.   Built for Sir Henry Browne Hayes.   Attributed by FitzGerald and Cahill to AH. Completed by Dec 1794.
Refs: Desmond FitsGerald and Donough Cahill, 'Vernon Mount', Irish Arts Review 24, No. 4 (Winter, 2007), 132-135.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BARRACKS
Date: 1801-1806
Nature: New infantry barracks for 2,000 men and 230 horses, and hospital for 120 men, built by AH to designs by John Gibson. Begus 10 Sep 1801. Finished 3 May 1806.
Refs: Report on Irish barracks, 12 Nov 1801, in NA/PRO (Kew), 100/108/75;dates from inscription on stone tablet on E wall of old barrack guardroom (information from Ronnie Herlihy, Cork);  F.H. Tuckey, The County and City of Cork remembranced (1837), 222; J. Windele, Historical and Descriptive Notices of the City of Cork (1849), ?; APSD, C, 148 & H, 23 (latter gives date of completion as 1808).

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, EAST BARRACKS
Date: 1801-1806
Nature: Designed and/or executed by AH
Refs: 'Observations in a Tour made through Leinster, Munster & Connaught by the Rev F. Archer, Inspector General of the Prisons of Ireland', 1801, British Library Add MS 35,920,f.5v (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825), ?; J.R. O’Flanagan, The Blackwater in Munster (1844), 80; APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23 (NB There is an unsigned undated drawing of the 'old barracks' at Fermoy in NA, OPW drawings collection, Barrack drawings, no. 2272.)

Building: CO. CORK, CASTLE HYDE
Date: 1801ca
Nature: Designed and/or built by AH for Colonel John Hyde. (Work appears to consist of addition of wings and rear portion to existing house.) House described as 'recently…greatly enlarged and improved' by Brewer.)
Refs: J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825), ?; APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 22; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 70(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, LINEN FACTORY
Date: 1802ca
Nature: Works at same, for John Anderson, Esq.
Refs: MS. volume of estimates and bills of measurement  by William Deane in IAA, Acc. 2009/91 (microfilm in National Library).



Building: CO. CORK, COBH, QUAY
Date: 1804a?
Nature: Quay of cut limestone ashlar blocks planned by AH for James Smith Barry.  See Tuckey, 13 Apr 1804:  'The new quay, directed in the will of Mr Smith Barry to be built at Cobh, was completed by his executors.'
Refs: Francis H. Tuckey, The County and City of Cork Remembrancer (Cork, 1837), 223;  APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 22-3

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1805
Nature: New church of Portland stone with tower and spire on site of 13th cent. Cistercian abbey designed by AH; contrs. William Deane and William Kearns. Cost: £3,282. Spire removed by 1837 (Lewis).
Refs: MS. copy book of estimates, bills of measurement &c. by William Deane in IAA, Acc. 2009/91 (microfilm in NLI);  Nicholas Carlisle, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1810), ?; J.P. Lawson, Gazetteer of Ireland(1842), 429; APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23; MS. copy book of estimates, bills of measurement &c. by William Deane in IAA, Acc. 2009/91 (microfilm in NLI).
   

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, MARKET HOUSE
Date: 1806
Nature: Designed and/or executed by AH for J. Smith Barry.
Refs: J. Windele, Historical and Descriptive Notices of the City of Cork (1849), ?; APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23

Building: CO. CORK, BALLYEDMOND
Date: 1809-1811?
Nature: Seat of Robert Courtenay. Restoration work carried out by Abraham Hargrave[1] with Abraham Hargrave[2.]
Refs: Building accounts, 1809-11, in Courtenay papers, Cork City and County Archives, U130;  J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825), ?; APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23.

Building: CO. CORK, CASTLE HYDE, CHURCH (CI, LITTER PARISH)
Date: ?
Nature: For Colonel Hyde. Unexecuted.
Refs: APSD IV, H, 22

Building: CO. CORK, CASTLE HYDE, BRIDGE
Date: ?
Nature: Tiber bridge across River Blackwater designed and/or built by AH for Colonel Hyde. Succumbed to dry rot after nearly 40 years.
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 22

Building: CO. CORK, BALLYHOOLY, BRIDGE OVER RIVER BLACKWATER
Date: ?
Nature: Bridge over River Blackwater, built of rubble limestone with hammer-dressed arch stones.
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 22

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, BRIDGE
Date: ?
Nature: Widening of bridge of 1689 on upper side. For John Anderson.
Refs: S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 623; APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 22

Building: CO. CORK, FOTA HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Alterations by AH for James Smith Barry
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23

Building: CO. CORK, BELVELLY CASTLE, BRIDGE
Date: ?
Nature: Three-arched bridge of rubble llimestone, the arch stones being partly hammered and partly chiselled.
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23

Building: CO. CORK, ASHGROVE (GREAT ISLAND)
Date: ?
Nature: Designed and/or executed by AH for Councillor Franklin. Plain 3-storey, 3-bay house. (In ruins)
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 13

Building: CO. CORK, HODDERSFIELD (CROSSHAVEN)
Date: ?
Nature: New? house of 3 storeys over basement with 5-bay front. Designed and/or executed by AH for William Henry Moore Hodder. AH may have remodelled or improved existing house, described in |Complete Irish Traveller| (1788), 152, as 'a good seat' with a nearby gazebo. O'Murchada, |History of Crosshaven| (1967) dates house to 1760. In ruins.
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 153

Building: CO. CORK, AGHADA HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Designed and/or executed by AH for John Roche
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23

Building: CO. CORK, LOTA BEG (GLANMIRE)
Date: ?
Nature: Designed and/or executed by AH for Sir Richard Kellett
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23

Building: CO. KILDARE, NEWBRIDGE, MAIN STREET, MILITARY BARRACKS
Date: ?
Nature: Barracks, designed and/or executed by AH (but Lewis says cavalry barracks were built in 1816, i.e. 8 years after AH's death on property of Thos. Eyre Powell, and describes them as 'spacious and handsome, consisting of two parallel ranges of building, connected by a central range at right angles')
Refs: S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), 424; APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23 (NB there are many designs and surveys for these barracks in NA, OPW drawings collection, old ref. 3158-3253)

Building: CO. CORK, GIANT STAIRS (NEAR PASSAGE), BRIDGE (PROPOSED)
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 23

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CAMDEN QUAY, TONTINE BUILDINGS
Date: ?
Nature: Designed and/or executed by AH with AH[2]
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 22