Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Amateur architect of Fenagh, Co. Carlow, active in the 1860s. William Butler, who was born circa 1807, was a tenant of Captain Denis William Pack-Beresford, M.P. for Co. Carlow,(1) for whom he designed additions to Fenagh Lodge, Co. Carlow, 1863, and a development of 'a better class of tenant residences' in the village of Fenagh. He died at the age of seventy-two on 2 February 1885 and was buried in the graveyard of Newtown church, Co. Carlow. His wife Catherine predeceased him, as did three sons.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the inscription on Butler's tombsone in Newtown churchyard.

(1) DB 5, 15 Jan 1863, 6.


2 work entries listed in chronological order for BUTLER, WILLIAM [2]


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Building: CO. CARLOW, FENAGH, HOUSES
Date: 1862-3
Nature: Cottages for better class of tenant residences, for Capt. Beresford, MP, for Carlow. To cost about £65 each. Designed by Mr Butler (one of Capt. B's tenants)
Refs: IB 5, 15 Jan 1863, 6; Patrick & Maura Shaffrey, Irish Countryside Buildings (Dublin, 1985), 21 (illus.)

Building: CO. CARLOW, FENAGH LODGE
Date: 1863
Nature: Additions
Refs: Signed and dated drawings in the possession of Graf von Dehm, Fenagh Lodge (photocopies in IAA, RP.D.166.1)