Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Cork. Joshua Hargrave was a son of Joshua Harrison Hargrave, corn merchant of Warren's Place, Cork, who was the second son of ABRAHAM HARGRAVE [1]. ABRAHAM HARGRAVE [1]. (1)  His mother, Isabella, was a daughter of John Wright of Silsden Hall, Yorkshire.(2) In 1852 he is referred to as 'Joshua Hargrave, junior', in a notice in The Builder about the new railway terminus at Killarney.(2) As architect to the Killarney Junction Railway he was responsible for buildings on the line between Mallow, Co. Cork and Killarney.(3)   He also designed at least two stations on the Limerick & Foynes line.(4)   'J. Hargrave' exhibited a water colour painting and a design for Cork Town Hall in the National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures & Products, Cork, in 1852.(5) Joshua Hargreve(sic) is listed as an architect in the Cork Mercantile Directory of 1863. He was still living in Cork in 1868 but was in London when he died in 1877.(6)

RSAI: elected member, 21 October 1868.(7)

Address: Warren's Place, Cork, 1868.(8)

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References

Information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from 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; further details of the family history have been supplied by Frederick O'Dwyer and Hector Deane (Nov 2009)..

(1) Journal of the Irish Memorials Association 12 (1926-1933), 30.
(2) B 10, 17 Jul 1852, 460.  She married Joshua Harrison Hargrave on 23 Apr 1807. 
(3) Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12 (Oct 1975), 136.
(4) B 13, 13 Jan. 1855,17.
(5) Nos. 44 & 237.
(6) Information from Frederick O'Dwyer.
(7) JRSAI 10 (1868-1869), 139; his name appears in the membership list for 1870, but not that for 1874, the next to be published.
(8) See note 6, above.


14 work entries listed in chronological order for HARGRAVE, JOSHUA


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Building: CO. CORK, BLACKROCK, ROAD BRIDGE
Date: 1848
Nature: For the Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway, 'designed, like the Italianate stations on the line, by Joshua Hargrave' (O'Dwyer).
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 113

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, VICTORIA ROAD, RAILWAY STATION (CORK, BLACKROCK & PASSAGE RAILWAY)
Date: 1850-51
Nature: New Italianate railway terminus.  Builder: Moore. Roof by Mssrs. Paul McSwiney, iron founders. (Terminus moved to Albert Street, 1873 and built to very similar design, though attr. by Rynne to Benson.)
Refs: B 8, 23 Feb,15 Jun 1850, 94,283-4; Architect & Building Operative[Gazette] 2, 27 Jul 1850, 354-355(illus.);  APSD, II, C, 148;  Colin Rynne, The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and its Environs  (1999), 205;  Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 26-27(illus.).

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ALBERT QUAY, RAILWAY STATION (CORK & BANDON RAILWAY)
Date: 1850-52?
Nature: New terminus. Foundations above ground in Dec 1850. Foundation walls nearly completed, Feb 1852.
Refs: Cork Examiner 27 Dec 1850, 8 Dec 1851.11 #feb 1852 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork); B 10, 21 Feb,3 Apr,31 Jul 1852, 123,219,483 (dates conflict with those in Cork Examiner);  Colin Rynne, The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and its Environs  (1999), 206(illus.), 207-8;  Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 28-30(illus.).

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SULLIVAN'S QUAY, TOWN HALL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1851
Nature: Winner of 2nd prize in competition with design costing about £12,000.
Refs: B 10, 10 Mar,31 Jul 1852, 158,483 (for further refs. to this project, seeB 7, 10 Feb 1849, 70; 9, 22 Feb,12 Jul,13,27 Dec 1851, 124,437,791,817; 10, 21 Feb 1852, 23); design exhibited National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures & Products, Cork, 1852, no. 237 (IALE, I, 304);  Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 122-3

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, RAILWAY ROAD, RAILWAY STATION, GOODS STORE & ENGINE SHED
Date: 1852
Nature: New terminus for Killarney Junction Railway Co. designed by 'Joshua Hargrave, Junr'
Refs: B 10, 17 Jul 1852, 460

Building: CO. LIMERICK, GLENSTAL CASTLE
Date: 1853
Nature: JH called in to complete Bardwell's design.
Refs: M. Tierney & J. Cornforth, 'Glenstal Castle, Co. Limerick', Country Life 156, 3 Oct 1974, 936

Building: CO. LIMERICK, PATRICKSWELL, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1855
Nature: 'The directors [of the Limerick & Foynes line] have contracted for the erection of the station buildings at Patrick's Well, Adare, and Rathkeale, two of which are now in progress.' Architect: 'Mr Hargreave'. Contractors: 'Messrs. Nagle and Hunt'.
Refs: B 13, 13 Jan. 1855,17; Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 18 (May 1855), 178.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1855
Nature: 'The directors [of the Limerick & Foynes line] have contracted for the erection of the station buildings at Patrick's Well, Adare, and Rathkeale, two of which are now in progress.'  Architect: 'Mr Hargreave'. Contractors: 'Messrs. Nagle and Hunt'.
Refs: B 13, 13 Jan. 1855,17; Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 18 (May 1855), 178.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, GLANMIRE ROAD LOWER, RAILWAY TERMINUS (GREAT SOUTHERN & WESTERN RAILWAY)
Date: 1857
Nature: Carriage shed.   Contractors: Willam Egan and Denis Murray.
Refs: Cork Examiner, 4 Feb 1857 (nformation from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Feb 2011).

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ST PATRICK'S BRIDGE (NEW)
Date: 1859-1861
Nature: Contractor for rebuilding (Engineer: Sir John Benson)
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 22; inscription on SE parapet of bridge

Building: CO. CORK, VICTORIA QUAY
Date: 1862-63
Nature: JH contractor for part of same. Designed by John Benson.
Refs: Information from Ronnie Herlihy, Cork (Mar 2009).

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, BRIDGE (NEW)
Date: 1864ca-1865
Nature: Old bridge of 1689 rebuilt with 7 arches by JH to designs of Andrew Oliver Lyons.
Refs: APSD, Part 14 (1864), H, 22; R.C. Cox & M.H. Gould, Civil Engineering Heritage: Ireland (1998), 253(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ALBERT STREET, RAILWAY STATION (CORK, BLACKROCK & PASSAGE RAILWAY)
Date: 1873a
Nature: JH contractor for new railway terminus replacing one at Victoria Road. Officially opened (though not complete),6 Feb 1873. Building attr. to John Benson by Rynne but very similar to JH's design for former terminus in Victoria Road.
Refs: Colin Rynne, The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and its Environs  (1999), 205,218(illus.);  information from Roger Herlihy, Cork.

Building: CO. OFFALY, GEASHILL, RAILWAY STATION (GREAT SOUTHERN & WESTERN RAILWAY)
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: Jeanne Sheehy, 'Railway Architecture - its heyday', Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 12 (Oct 1975), 136