Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. James Rawson Carroll, a younger son of Thomas Carroll, writing and English master, of Leinster Street and Waterloo Rd, Dublin, and brother of THOMAS HENRY CARROLL THOMAS HENRY CARROLL , HOWARD CARROLL  HOWARD CARROLL and CHARLES OWENS CARROLL CHARLES OWENS CARROLL (1) was born in 1830. He was educated at Delamere's school, near Delgany, Co. Wicklow and is probably the James R. Carroll who was admitted to the Royal Dublin Society's School of School of Drawing in architecture on 26 February 1846.(2) He was subsequently articled to GEORGE FOWLER JONES  GEORGE FOWLER JONES of York with whom he remained for seven years.(3) Jones was the architect of Cloghanadfoy Castle, Co. Limerick, built circa 1850, for which Thomas Carroll was the contractor for stonework.(4) James Rawson Carroll also worked in the office of JOHN RAPHAEL BRANDON. JOHN RAPHAEL BRANDON. (5) He had returned to Dublin by 1857 to set up his own practice at 180 Great Brunswick Street, an address he shared with his brother Charles. In 1861 he exhibited architectural designs and models at the Royal Dublin Society's Exhibition of the Fine Arts.(6)

At a time when the value of land was increasing as the country recovered from the famine years, Carroll was able to build up a considerable country house practice as well as designing several churches and other public buildings. In 1875 he acted as assessor in selecting the design for the Church of Ireland Glebe House at Rathmines, Dublin, giving his decision in favour of THOMAS DREW. THOMAS DREW. (7)   Carroll, with Drew, represented Ireland at the General Conference of Architects at the RIBA in London in June 1876 and again - this time with JOHN LANYON -  JOHN LANYON - in June 1878,(8), when he spoke on the subjects of the rusting of ironwork and the new model by-law.(9)

In 1882 Carroll took his nephew and pupil JOHN HOWARD PENTLAND  JOHN HOWARD PENTLAND into partnership. Pentland left the practice to work for the Office of Public Works in December 1884,(10) and some years later, circa 1892, Carroll formed a new partnership with his chief assistant, FREDERICK BATCHELOR FREDERICK BATCHELOR , which lasted until his retirement in 1905.(11) During these latter years, as the result of the land agitation and altered social conditions in the country, the commissions received by the firm tended to be of a public nature, in which Carroll was less interested than he had been in work of a more personal character. According to his obituary in the Irish Builder, Carroll was a 'kindly, upright, courteous gentleman', whose 'clients were in a real sense his friends, no trouble was too great for him to take; indeed, his attention to detail was extraordinary, and therein lay the secret of much of his success.' He was an active member of the Architects' Club in Dublin. He was also a Freemason.(12) He died on 30 Nov 1911 at the age of eighty-one. He was unmarried and is recorded in the 1901 census as living at 56 Mount Street with two spinster sisters.

Besides Batchelor and Pentland, Carroll's pupils and assistants included FREDERICK GEORGE HICKS.  FREDERICK GEORGE HICKS.

AAI: present at inaugural meeting, 13 October 1872;(13) elected member 17 November 1873.(14) He had ceased to be a member by 1903.
RIAI: elected associate, 1859;(15) elected fellow, 21 May 1863;(16) council member 1864-1901;(17) vice-president 1875;(18) acted as deputy to Thomas Drew during the twelve years of the latter's presidency;(19) trustee of the invested funds of the RIAI for many years.(20)
RIBA: elected fellow, 28 February 1876, proposed by JAMES JOSEPH MCCARTHY JAMES JOSEPH MCCARTHY , WILLIAM HENRY LYNN WILLIAM HENRY LYNN , THOMAS DREW  THOMAS DREW and George Fowler Jones; membership lapsed 1907.(21)

Addresses:(22) Work: 56 Mount Street Lower, 1857; 180 Great Brunswick Street, 1858-1859; 176 Great Brunswick Street, 1860-1888; 182 Great Brunswick Street, 1889; 183 Great Brunswick Street, 1890-1900; 86 Merrion Square, 1901-1905.
Home: 56 Mount Street Lower, 1857 until death.

See WORKS. See also CARROLL & CARROLL & amp; PENTLAND PENTLAND , CARROLL & CARROLL & amp; BATCHELOR. BATCHELOR.



References

All information in this article not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Carroll in IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 858; the obituary is accompanied by a photograph of Carroll in middle age. Other obituaries of Carroll are in Building News 101, 15 Dec 1911, 830, JRIAI (1912), 8, and RIBAJ 19 (1911-12), 191.


(1) Information from Margaret Osborn, Longboat Key, Florida, great-great-great-grandddaughter of Thomas Henry Carroll, Feb 2012.
(2) MS. transcript of admissions to Royal Dublin Society School of Architectural Drawing in IAA.
(3) Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 338.
(4) B 8, 23 Nov 1850, 558-9.
(5) See note 3, above.
(6) Official catalogue of the Exhibition of the Fine Arts (1861), 27, no. 94.
(7) IB 17, 15 Apr 1875, 106.
(8) IB 18, 15 Jun 1876, 170,186; 20, 15 Jun 1878, 184.
(9) B 36, 22 Jun 1878, 651,653.
(10) Jones, citing OPW records?
(11) IB 47, 20 May 1905, 337.
(12) According to the GLFI archives Carroll was a member of the Royal Arch Chapter of the Grand Master's Lodge in 1877.
(13) IB 14, 15 Oct 1872, 280.
(14) IB 15, 1 Dec 1873, 319.
(15) Jones file C32, source not given.
(16) RIAI council meeting minutes, 8 May 1863, 5; general meeting minutes, 21 May 1863, 127.
(16) Jones file C32, source not given.
(17) RIAI council meeting minutes, 3 Dec 1877, 211.
(18) Jones file C32, source not given.
(19) Jones file C32, source not given.
(20) Jones file C32, source not given.
(21) See note 3, above.
(22) From Thom's and Post Office Directories and RIAI membership lists.


89 work entries listed in chronological order for CARROLL, JAMES RAWSON


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARL STREET NORTH, NO. 009 & 10 (JOSEPH P. CALLAGHAN)
Date:
Nature: Restoration of premises 'on an extensive scale' for Joseph P. Callaghan, tailor, hatter and general outfitter, 'just completed' Contractor: James Kernan, Talbot St.
Refs: Irish Times, 26 May 1890.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHARLEVILLE ROAD (RATHMINES), CHARLEVILLE HOUSE?
Date: 1859
Nature: New house for Dr Gray
Refs: DB 1, 1 Jun 1859, 75

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHGAR, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1859
Nature: For Dr Gray. Builder: Meade
Refs: DB 1, 1 Jun 1859, 75

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHGAR, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1859
Nature: For Henry Todd. Builder: Meade.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Jun 1859, 75

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARLSFORT TERRACE, NO. 001
Date: 1859-60
Nature: Mansion & offices for A. Thompson. Amount of tender: £12,000.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Jul 1859, 301; IAA, PKS A03 (Aug 1860, pp. 34v,35)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 091-93 (COMMERCIAL HALL CO.)
Date: 1859-62
Nature: JRC wins limited competition for new drapery premises for Switzer, Ferguson & Son.. Bulding in progress, Nov 1859. Builder: Meade.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Mar,1 May,1 Jun 1859, 33,55,75; 2, 1 Apr 1860, 241; 4, 15 Jan 1862, 17; B 17, 16 Apr,12 Nov 1859, 272, 750; IAA, PKS A03 (Aug 1860, Jan 1861, p.34v)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, MOLYNEUX CHURCH & ASYLUM (CI)
Date: 1859-62;1871;18
Nature: JRC wins competition. FS laid 11 Jun 1860.  Church foundations laid by Jan 1862. Asylum foundations laid by Jun 1862. Contractor: S.H. Bolton. Organ installed by Telford & Telford in spring of 1863. New pulpit,1871. Consecrated as Christ Church, 4 May 1874. Schools & workshop added 1876. Spire erected 1880. Contractor: S.H. Bolton.
Refs: Elevations by JRC in IAA, 77/14.1; model in Molyneux Home; 2 drawings exhibited at Exhibition of Fine & Ornamental Arts, Dublin, 1861 (no. 266); DB 1, 1 Jan,1 Mar,1 Apr 1859, 8,34,43; 2, 1 Apr,1 Jul 1860, 236 (illus.),301; 3, 15 May 1861, 508; 5, 15 May 1863, 90; 13, 15 Apr 1871, 103; 79, 1 May 1937, 388 (illus.); B 18, 12 May 1860, 300; 20, 5 Jul 1862, 474;  Irish Times, 12 Jun 1860;  RHA 1861, no. 583,606;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 16, no. 180, 23 May 1874, 88;  Irish Times, 3 Jan 1881, 3.

Building: CO. OFFALY, GEASHILL CASTLE
Date: 1860
Nature: Alts. & adds. for Lord Digby
Refs: DB 2, 1 Jul 1860, 301

Building: CO. SLIGO, CLIFFONEY, THE LODGE
Date: 1860
Nature: Addition, for 3rd Viscount Palmerston. Lowest tender £3,200.
Refs: IAA, PKS A03 (Oct 1860, p.34v), L1(pp.27,28,30,35,47)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SEAFIELD ROAD (CLONTARF), CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST (CI)
Date: 1860
Nature: Proposed new Gothic church. Estimated cost £2,635.
Refs: Drawings dated 1860 in RCB Library; portfolio 13; PKS A03 (Aug 1860, p.34v), L1 (pp.29,113,606 &c); DB 2, 1 Jul 1860, 300; B 18, 14 Jul 1860, 447

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, NO. 003 (LEESON PARK HOUSE)
Date: 1860
Nature: New house, for Robert G. Collis. Builder: Dwyer.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Jul 1860, 300; IAA, PKS A03 (Aug 1860, pp.34v,35)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, NO. 005
Date: 1860
Nature: For George William Shannon. Builder: Dwyer
Refs: IAA, PKS A03 (Aug 1860, p.34v), L1(p.38); DB 2, 1 Jul 1860, 300

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST ANDREW'S STREET, ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (CI, 3RD)
Date: 1860
Nature: Competition entrant, placed 6th; exhibits design for church, 1861
Refs: DB 2, 1 Jun 1860, 267; Exhibition of Fine and Ornamental Arts, Dublin, 1861, no. 266

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 006 (EXHIBITION & PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY)
Date: 1860-61
Nature: Alterations, for Charles Wellesley Dillon.
Refs: IAA, PKS missing account book, old ref. A/17, B01 (missing, p.10), L1 (pp.56-63).

Building: CO. LONGFORD, ARDAGH
Date: 1860;1862-4
Nature: Improvements to village, including housing, 'ornamental pump' and Fetherston memorial clock tower built in memory of Sir Ralph Fetherston.  For Sir George Fetherston and Anne, dowager Lady Fetherston. (Plaster of Paris model of clock tower kept in a nearby house, Jul 2010). ( NB. By 1859 police barrack, model cottages residences &c. already built, see B 17, 5 Mar 1859, 173.)
Refs: IAA, PKS B02/39, B03/02; DB 2, 1 Jul 1860, 301; 3, 15 Jul 1861, 565; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 110

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, TULLYNALLY
Date: 1860;1890
Nature: Adds. to stable & farm buildings, 1860; plumbing and drainage works, 1890
Refs: 4 drawings by JRC dated 14 Dec 1860 at Tullynally (Tullynally list P20-P23); IAA, PKS A07 (Jul 1890, p.394)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, GAULSTOWN
Date: 1861
Nature: Proposed alts. & adds.
Refs: 2 drawings by JRC with report on state of building and description and estimate of proposed alterations dated 26 Aug 1861 at Tullynally (Tullynally list P36-P38; photocopy of estimate in IAA, Jones file C32)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HADDINGTON ROAD, NO. 010 (PROTESTANT ORPHAN REFUGE)
Date: 1861
Nature: Building works at same (formerly St Stephen's school). Tenders invited Mar 1861.
Refs: Irish Times, 25 Mar 1861; DB 3, 1 Apr 1861, 473

Building: CO. LONGFORD, ARDAGH HOUSE
Date: 1861-4
Nature: Alts. & adds., repairs, dairy and farm buildings, gate lodge, works in demesne & village. For Sir Thomas John Fetherston, 5th Bt.
Refs: IAA, PKS B02/02, B03/01, A03 (Sep,Oct 1860, Aug,Oct,Dec 1861, Jan, Feb, Jul,Nov 1862, Feb-Sep 1863, pp.37v,38v,39v,90v,91v), L1 (p.70)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARLSFORT TERRACE, EXHIBITION PALACE & WINTER GARDEN
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Oct 1862, 262; RHA 1863, no. 494

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 023
Date: 1862
Nature: -
Refs: IAA, PKS B01, p.240 (missing)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BURGH QUAY, NO. 008 (GREENE BROS)
Date: 1862-63
Nature: Adds. & alts. to corn store. Estimated cost of tender of S. Roberts & Son, £2950..
Refs: IAA, PKS B02/?, A03 (Apr 1862, p.105v), L1 (pp.507,518 &c.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 083 (FRANCIS FALKNER)
Date: 1862;1873
Nature: Works, 1862.Builder: James Donnelly. Further works, 1873. £Cost: 1,203.
Refs: IAA, PKS B02/03 (p.8), A06 (Jan 1873), L01 (p.408)

Building: CO. SLIGO, MULLAGHMORE, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1863
Nature: New. Estimated cost of Patrick Morris's tender, £1,850.
Refs: IAA, PKS A03 (May 1863, pp.56v,57), L1 (p.484)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOREHAMPTON TERRACE, HOUSES (003?)
Date: 1863
Nature: For T. O'Brien. Estimated cost of Thomas Millard's tender £6,200.
Refs: IAA, PKS A03 (Jun 1863, p.54v), L1 (pp. 490,493-7,499,502 &c.)

Building: CO. LONGFORD, RATHOWEN, SCHOOL
Date: 1863-64
Nature: Works at same (& also at Ardagh school), For Dowager Lady Fetherston, to designs by James Rawson Carroll.
Refs: IAA, PKS B02/25, B03/03

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, CHURCH (UNITARIAN?)
Date: 1864
Nature: Proposed mural tablet
Refs: IAA, PKS B02/40

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENAGEARY, SILCHESTER ROAD, CHURCH OF ST PAUL (CI)
Date: 1864
Nature: Entrant in limited competition.
Refs: DB 6, 1 May,15 Sep 1864, 82,188

Building: CO. LONGFORD, ARDAGH, SCHOOL
Date: 1864
Nature: Works at same (& also at Rathowen school). For Dowager Lady Fetherston.
Refs: IAA, PKS B03/03

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, KILTEELAGH (NENAGH)
Date: 1865
Nature: Gothic house 'to be built', Mar 1865, for Major Wills Crofts Gason.
Refs: IAA, PKS L1 (p.794); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 177 (illus.)

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, QUAY STREET, TOWN HALL
Date: 1865
Nature: JRC exhibits design at Dublin International Exhibition, 1865.
Refs: Dublin International Exhibition of Art & Manufactures, 1865, no. 170

Building: SAMUEL LEWIS, A TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF IRELAND (1837), II, 488;  CLAUDE COSTEGALDE & BRIAN WALKER, THE CHURCH OF IRELAND: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY (2013), 252 (ILLUS.)
Date: 1865
Nature: Alts, including new E window and new sittings, for Dowager Lady Fetherston. New pulpit and reading desk, 1865. Contractor: Thomas Henry Carroll.
Refs: Signed contract drawing, dated 19 Jan 1864 (date of contract, 20 Mar 1865) in Representative Church Body Library, portfolio 1, see see RCB Library - Architectural Drawings, https://archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org/items/show/60;  IAA, PKS A03 (Aug, Nov 1865, p.110v);  PKS B03/23

Building: CO. GALWAY, AHASCRAGH, CHURCH OF ST CATHERINE (CI)
Date: 1865
Nature: New chancel, S transept, E porch, vestry, & new window in N wall. (Church burnt down 1922 but restored and reopened 1926.)
Refs: General Advertiser, 16 Jan 1864; drawings, signed and dated 1865, in RCB Library, portfolio 16

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ASTON'S QUAY, NO. 014-18 (MCBIRNEY)
Date: 1865
Nature: Alterations. Builder: Bolton
Refs: IAA, PKS missing account book (old ref.A/5), A03 (1868, p.103v), L1 (p.805); The Industries of Dublin (London: Spencer Blackett, n.d.), 66(illus.)

Building: CO. WEXFORD, MARLFIELD HOUSE (GOREY)
Date: 1866
Nature: Alterations. £2,060. Builder: Millard
Refs: IAA, A03 (Nov 1866, p.54v)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 014 (MILLAR & BEATTY)
Date: 1867
Nature: Extensive adds. & alts. Contractor: S.H. Bolton, S Richmond St (£4,000).
Refs: DB 9, 15 Sep 1867, 243; 10, 15 Aug 1868, 209

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON STREET LOWER, NO. 008 (MAGDALEN ASYLUM CHURCH)
Date: 1868
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: IB 10, 1,15 Aug 1868, 188 (illus.),202

Building: CO. CLARE, ROCKFOREST
Date: 1868
Nature: New house, or works at same, costing £2,700.
Refs: Entry , Mar 1868, in IAA, PKS missing account book (old ref. A12)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, CROSS AVENUE, CHURCH OF SS PHILIP & JAMES (CI, BOOTERSTOWN PARISH)
Date: 1868-69
Nature: Enlargement (S transept, chancel, robing room & porch). Former buttresses moved to new position. Builder: Wm. Crowe. Cost: £1,600. Church reopened, 2 May 1869. New contract with Messrs. Crowe for alteration of old pewing and cleaning and painting of interior.
Refs: Contract drawings, signed and dated 1868, in RCB Library, portfolio 13, also other drawings and specification dated 1867 in RCB Library; IB 9, 1 Feb 1867, 38; 10, 15 Mar 1868, 74;  Irish Churchman 2, no. 5, 19 Jun 1869, 65;   Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 22, no. 18, 8 May 1880, 376; Hazel P. Smyth, The Town of the road:  the story of Booterstown (2nd ed., 1994), 90-92.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1869
Nature: New apsidal chancel and N vestry.
Refs: Drawings, signed and dated 1869, in RCB Library, portfolio 23;  interior ocf chancel illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 313.

Building: CO. CAVAN, DRUMALOOR, CHURCH (CI, BELTURBET)
Date: 1869-1871
Nature: New chapel of ease in parish of Belturbet. Nave, polygonal chancel, S porch, N robing room, bell turret on W gable. Circular window in W gable. Contr: Robert Smith. Opened Jan 1871;  consecrated 4 Jun 1875.    One of last churches built by Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
Refs: Drawings, signed and dated 1869, in RCB Library, portfolio 20;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 17, no. 193, 22 Jun 1875, 130;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 211;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 239.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, ABINGTON, CHURCH OF ST JOHN (CI)
Date: 1869-70
Nature: New Geometric Gothic church, opened 7 Nov 1870. Cost: £1,100.
Refs: Contract drawings, signed and dated Jun 1869, in RCB Library, portfolio 17; RHA 1874, no. 297; IB 12, 15 Nov 1870, 281; 16, 15 Feb 1874, 63; Adrian Hewson, ed., Inspiring Stones: a history of the Church of Ireland Dioceses of Limerick, Ardfert, Aghadoe, Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert, Kilmacduagh & Emly (1995), 56(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH AVENUE (RATHMINES), CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1870
Nature: Proposed enlargement.
Refs: Drawings in RCB Library

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 059-61 (BROWN, MCCONKEY & CO.)
Date: 1871
Nature: Alterations. Builder: J. & W. Beckett?
Refs: IAA, PKS A03 (Feb 1871, p.?)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 036 (FALKNER)
Date: 1872-1873
Nature: New warehouse for Francis Falkner. Builder: George Moyers.
Refs: IAA, PKS B05/21 (pp. 520,583), B06/04 (p.22)

Building: CO. SLIGO, RATHCARRICK HOUSE
Date: 1873
Nature: Alterations, for Roger Cramer Walker (1843-1895).
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/12, A06 (May 1873); nformation from Sean O'Reilly.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLYDE ROAD, ELLE VILLE
Date: 1873
Nature: For Morgan M. D'Arcy
Refs: IB 15, 15 Oct 1873, 281

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 091-93 (SWITZER, FERGUSON & CO.)
Date: 1873
Nature: Additions at back, 1873. Contractor: J. & W. Beckett.
Refs: IB 15, 15 Oct 1873, 281

Building: CO. SLIGO, CLASSIEBAWN HOUSE (MULLAGHMORE)
Date: 1874-1877
Nature: 'Just completed', 1875 as a marine residence for Rt. Hon. W.F. Cowper-Temple, MP (stepson of Lord Palmerston).  Domestic Gothic. Local stone with Mountcharles stone dressings. Clerk of works: Hollwey.  Builder: Patrick Morris. Cost: £2,850.
Refs: IAA, PKS B05/20, B06/44, B07/39, A06 (Jun 1874); RHA 1874, no. 289; B 33, 30 Oct 1875, 982 (Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 84, says that house was built for Lord Palmerston 'towards the end of his life', i.e. before 1865)

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, TEELING STREET, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1874-1879
Nature: JRC wins competition and his design executed. New court house on site of old gaol and court house, parts of which incorporated in new building and newly faced. Builder: P. Morris. Clerk of Works: Mr Hutchieson. Estimated cost: £14,450. Loan of £15,000 from Board of Public Works. First assizes held, 5 Mar 1879, when building had only been completed for a few days.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/47, B06a/11, B07/45, B09/01, A06 (Feb 1876); IB 16, 1 Jul 1874, 189;  44th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1875), 9;  Irish Times, 6 Mar 1879; Terence O'Rorke, History of Sligo (1889), I, 389;  Tadhg Kilgannon, Sligo and its surroundings (Sligo, 1926), 141;  Lynda Mulvin, 'Administering justice in Gothic revival Ireland:  a study of the Sligo assizes courthouse', in  Michael McCarthy & Karina O'Neill, eds., Studies in the Gothic Revival (Dublin, 2008),  180-194(illus.).

Building: CO. SLIGO, WOODVILLE
Date: 1875
Nature: Farm buildings. Estimated cost of Kerr's tender, £628.
Refs: IAA, PKS A06 (Oct 1875)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 041 (RICHMOND INSTITUTION FOR THE BLIND)
Date: 1875-1876
Nature: Alterations. £21,000. Builder: Beckett
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/09, B07/24

Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1875-6
Nature: Enlargement. £2,000 loan from Public Works Loan Fund. 'Mr Carroll applied in his plans the lines, on a reduced scale, on which the Manchester court house was erected'. Contractor: Beckett.
Refs: IB 17, 15 Apr 1875, 112-3; 18, 1 Jan 1876, 14; 44th Report of the Board of Public Works Ireland (1875), 9

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COWPER ROAD (RATHMINES), MAGEOUGH HOMES
Date: 1875-78
Nature: lst design £23,000; 2nd design £16,770. Builder: Moyers. Expected to be completed by end of 1877. New infirmary, 1890 (also designed by JRC?).
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/06, B07/42, B08/20, A06 (Jul 1875), A07, p.122 (Jan 1879);  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 19, no. 223, 1 Oct 1877, 317;  Irish Times, 3 Jul,15 Aug 1890.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, MOLYNEUX BLIND SCHOOLS & WORKSHOP
Date: 1876-77
Nature: Builder: Bolton. Estimated cost: £3,377(?). (Scheme abandoned because of opening of Richmond Institute in 1877 and parochial hall (Litton Hall) built on site instead.)
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/29, B06a/45, B07/35, A06 (Aug 1876), L1 (pp.48,256,452)

Building: CO. LAOIS, ABBEYLEIX, DE VESCI MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN
Date: 1877
Nature: JRC wins competition. to be built by A.P.Sharp, Great Brunswick St, Dublin, for about £330.
Refs: IB 19, 15 Feb,15 Sep 1877, 51,278

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1877
Nature: Interior decorated to designs by JRC.Contractor: Gibson & Son, Mary St.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 19, no. 224, 1 Nov 1877, 343 (decoration described in detail).

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MOYLISCAR, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1877-80
Nature: New church 'of large dimensions'.. Estimated cost £7000, paid entirely by Mrs. Anna Maria Tottenham of Tudenham Park.. FS laid Sep 1877. Consecrated 17? Jul 1880. Builder: Sharpe, Kells.
Refs: Plans, elevations, sketches of details and fittings, May 1878, in RCB Library, portfolio 2; IAA, PKS B06a/55, B08/06, A06 (Jan 1878, old ref. C/92); IB 19, 1 Oct 1877, 294;  Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 398-9;  Irish Times, 19 Jul 1880, 2.

Building: CO. CARLOW, AGHADE, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1878
Nature: Adds. & imps., consisting of new apsed chancel with 3 stained glass windows by Heaton, Butler & Bayne, and new windows in nave. Church reopened 25 Apr 1878. Contractor: Morrison Bros., Bagenalstown.
Refs: IB 20, 1 May 1878, 130;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 20, no. 232, 1 Jul 1878, 199;   B 36, 20 Jul 1878, 761

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 037 & 38 (OLDHAM)
Date: 1878
Nature: Additions and alterations. Builder: Beckett. Cost: £2,782
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/61, A06 (Jul 1878, Jan 1879)

Building: CO. DOWN, TOLLYMORE PARK
Date: 1878-1880
Nature: Additions, for 4th Earl of Roden. Builder: H. & J. Martin. Cost: £3,646.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/66 (pp.683,689), B09/23 (pp.345,412,424), A06 (Oct 1878)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, DUNDRUM HOUSE
Date: 1878-9
Nature: Additions, for 4th Viscount Hawarden. Builder: Thomas Pemberton. Cost:£4,514
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/56, B09/06, A06 (Jan 1878)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1880
Nature: Steeple to be commenced shortly (Apr 1880), £1500 having been subscribed. Top stone of spire laid, 29 Dec 1880. Contractor: S.H. Bolton, Dublin.
Refs: Irish Times, 3 Jan 1881, 3.Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 22, no. 14, 3 Apr 1880, 280; 23, no. 54, 8 Jan 1881, 42.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CABRA, NORTH DUBLIN UNION CHILDREN'S HOME
Date: 1881
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: IB 23, 15 Mar,1 May 1881, 109,?;  Irish Times, 17 Mar 1881.
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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CABRA, NORTH DUBLIN UNION CHILDREN'S HOME
Date: 1881
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: IB 23, 15 Mar,1 May 1881, 109,?;  Irish Times, 17 Mar 1881.
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Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1881
Nature: Parish has acquired site for glebe house from James Smyth of Little Moyle, Plans to be supplied by JRC.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 23, no. 75, 4 Jun 1881, 394.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, NO. 017 (GUINNESS, MAHON)
Date: 1881-1883
Nature: New premises. Builder: Bolton. Cost: £3,124.
Refs: IAA, PKS B10/26 (pp.734,789), B11/6 (p.795), A06 (Sep 1881, old ref. C/1), A07, p.196 (Nov 1883)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOL
Date: 1881-82
Nature: New schools. Foundation stone laid, 7 Oct 1881.-
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 23, no. 994, 15 Oct 1881, 716;  IAA, PKS A07 (Sep 1882).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTHBROOK ROAD, NO. 007 (CHRIST CHURCH NATIONAL SCHOOLS)
Date: 1882
Nature: New parochial day schools 'inaugurated 'on Tuesday'.. Contractor: T. & J. Pemberton..  Cost about £1,700.
Refs: IAA, PKS B11/22 (p.233);  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 24, no. 131, 24nJun 1882, 448.

Building: CO. CARLOW, MYSHALL, CHURCH (CI, OLD)
Date: 1882
Nature: Improvements to church of 1811 comprising new stalls, new E window, raising of chancel floor, withnew tiling and communion rail, new vestry. Interior of churchpainted after a very tasteful design by J. Rawson Carroll, underwhose charge works have been carried out. ‘The exterior of thebuilding, the churchyard walls and front entrance have been much
improved by Mr Phillips and J.L.Stuart.'
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 24, no. 135, 29 Jul 1882, 527; no. 136, 5 Aug 1882, 546.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BALTINGLASS, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1883
Nature: Unselected competition design for new church by JRC (church built 1884 to designs of Richard O'Brien Smyth).
Refs: Undated drawings in RCB Library.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ELM PARK (KILLYLEA)
Date: 1885
Nature: Alterations, for St J. Blacker Douglas, DL. Builder: Collen Bros. Amount of tender: £1,037.7s.2d.
Refs: Elevation by JRC in Armagh Museum;  tracing of proposed alternative front elevation, 14 Dec 1880, in PRONI, D2567/15 (see PRONI e-catalogue);  IAA, PKS B12/46, B13/05, A07 p. 240-41 (Nov 1885-Feb 1886);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 384-5.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, ELM PARK (CLARINA)
Date: 1885-86
Nature: Alts. Builder: Collen Bros, £1,038 and £2,282.
Refs: PKS D/74 (Nov 1885) and D/76 (Feb 1886)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SANDFORD ROAD (RANELAGH), SANDFORD PAROCHIAL HALL
Date: 1885-86
Nature: New hall. Builder: Tighe & Sons.
Refs: IAA, PKS B12/33, B31/14, A07, pp.246-7 (Feb-Apr 1885);

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LITTLE BRAY, DARGLE ROAD LOWER, HOME FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN
Date: 1886
Nature: New? or works at same? (home founded in 1874) Builder: H. Pemberton.
Refs: IAA, PKS B13/17, A07, p.276 (Jun 1886);  William Garner, Bray: Architectural Heritage (An Foras Forbatha, 1980), 76.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH, CHURCH OF ST KEVIN (CI)
Date: 1886
Nature: Entrant in limited competition, for Shannon Trustees. Thomas Drew's design selected
Refs: RHA 1888, no. 474; IB 28, 1 Dec 1886, 323; 29, 1 Sep 1887, 252; J. Williams, A Companion Guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921 (1994), 148

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BOW LANE, ST PATRICK'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1887;1892
Nature: Alts. & imps; entrance gateway & porter's lodge
Refs: IB 39, 1 Apr 1897, 70

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLOOMFIELD AVENUE (DONNYBROOK), ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES
Date: 1887;1894
Nature: FS of Victoria Jubilee Buildings for consumptive patients laid by Prince Albert Victor, Jun 1887 (hospital called Royal Hospital for Incurables thereafter). New pavilion on S side of Victoria wing, 1894
Refs: Architect ?, 24 Jun 1887, 382; IB 29, 1 Jul 1887, 195; 39, 15 Feb 1897, 40; RHA 1888, no. 396; IAA, PKS B13/31

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GREYSTONES, BURNABY ESTATE
Date: 1889?
Nature: Proposed arrangement of building lots.
Refs: Signed, undated plan in IAA, Acc. 96/142/2 (according to inscriptions on back this was used as exhibit in court case, April/May 1889)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CRINKEN (SHANKILL), CHURCH OF ST JAMES (CI)
Date: 1892
Nature: Alts. & adds. Estimated cost: £1,098.5s.11d..
Refs: IAA, PKS 0716, B15/56 (missing), A07 (Mar 1892, p.434)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1894
Nature: JRC shows plans to Guardians for proposed new memorial window presented by Mrs O'Brien, member of the congregation.
Refs: Irish Times, 4 Sep,6 Nov 1894.

Building: CO. LAOIS, MOYNE HOUSE (DURROW)
Date: 1898
Nature: Altered by JRC, for Hamilton Stubber.
Refs: IAA, PKS B18/29; obituary of JRC in IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 858

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ENNISKERRY, GLEBE HOUSE (CLONDERLAW)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed new Gothic, red brick rectory. Contractor: Thomas Pemberton.
Refs: Unsigned, undated designs in RCB Library, GH/32,33,35 ( A.E. Stokes, Parish of Powerscourt (1963), 15, says that accounts for building house are in NLI).

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ENNISKERRY, GLEBE HOUSE (CLONDERLAW)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed new Gothic, red brick rectory. Contractor: Thomas Pemberton.
Refs: Unsigned, undated designs in RCB Library, GH/32,33,35 ( A.E. Stokes, Parish of Powerscourt (1963), 15, says that accounts for building house are in NLI).

Building: CO. GALWAY, MOUNT BELLEW
Date: ?
Nature: Altered by JRC
Refs: Obituary of JRC in IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 858

Building: CO. CARLOW, BALLYKEALEY
Date: ?
Nature: Altered by JRC
Refs: Obituary of JRC in IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 858

Building: CO. CARLOW, BROWNE'S HILL
Date: ?
Nature: Altered by JRC
Refs: Obituary of JRC in IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 858

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, FISHMOYNE
Date: ?
Nature: Designed or altered by JRC
Refs: Obituary of JRC in IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 858

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, PROVINCIAL BANK
Date: ?
Nature: New bank.
Refs: Obituary of JRC in RIBAJ 19 (1911-12), 191