Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON HOUSE

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON HOUSE
Date: 1747ca
Nature: Root house already built for £5; also lodge consisting of large room with 3 rooms behind 'in the form of Buckingham House' already built. Bone house proposed. For John, 5th Earl of Orrery.
Refs: E.C. Orrery, ed., The Orrery Papers (1903), II, 2-3

Name: COOLEY, THOMAS
Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON HOUSE
Date: 1779
Nature: Original 2-storey villa on half basement by TC (apparently as executant architect for design by James Wyatt). For James Alexander, later 1st Viscount Caledon.
Refs: Drawing, signed and dated 1779, in house; working floor plans in NLI AD 3417-18; Christopher Hussey, 'Caledon - Co. Tyrone', Country Life 81, 27 Feb,6 Mar 1937, 224,250;  Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 161-2;  John Martin Robinson, James Wyatt: architect to George III (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012),116.

Name: WYATT, JAMES #
Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON HOUSE
Date: 1779
Nature: 'The only excursion I ventured was for about ten days to Mr. Alexander at Caledon...new house is built from Desings of Wyatts, very well contrived and handsome.'
Refs: Letter from Andrew Caldewell, Dublin, to Charlotte Caldwell, Southampton, 27 Aug 1787, cited in John Martin Robinson, James Wyatt: architect to George III (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012),116.

Name: COOLEY, THOMAS
Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON HOUSE
Date: 1779ca
Nature: Stables attr. to TC by Rowan. For James Alexander, later 1st Viscount Caledon.
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 163

Name: DAVIS, WHITMORE [2]
Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON HOUSE
Date: 1783-88
Nature: Whitmore Davis involved in building and fitting out of new house. For James Alexander, later 1st Viscount Caledon.
Refs: Introduction by Knight of Glin to catalogue of Christie's sale at Charleville, 23-24 Jan 1978, citing list of houses 'chiefly built under his[Davis's] immediate direction' in Dublin Evening Post 1789; PRONI D2433/33/2; Caledon MSS, as cited by Hugh Roberts in letter to Knight of Glin, 21 Jun 1991.

Name: SUTHERLAND, JOHN
Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON HOUSE
Date: 1807
Nature: JS lays out grounds and erects hothouses costing over £2,000. Carpenter: Lilly. for 2nd Earl of Caledon.
Refs: Payments to Sutherland and Lilly, 1807, in Ledger of 1st & 2nd Earls of Caledon, PRONI, D2433/A/4/12/1 (see PRONI E-catalogue, http://applications.proni.gov.uk/LL_DCAL_PRONI_ECATNI/ResultDetails.aspx , last visited Nov 2011);  Keith Lamb & Patrick Bowe, A History of Gardening in Ireland (National Botanic Gardens, 1995), 46

Name: NASH, JOHN
Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON HOUSE
Date: 1807-10;1815;1830ca
Nature: Alts. (screen of columns on N front and terminal pavilions) for 2nd Earl of Caledon. Also gate lodges. 1815, and c.1830.  For 2nd Earl of Caledon.
Refs: Caledon estate papers, PRONI D2433/10; payments to Nash, 1807-1809, recorded in Ledger of 1st & 2nd Earls of Caledon, PRONI, D2433/A/4/12/1 (see PRONI E-catalogue, http://applications.proni.gov.uk/LL_DCAL_PRONI_ECATNI/ResultDetails.aspx , last visited Nov 2011);   Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (3rd edn., 1995), 693; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 162; Michael Mansbridge, John Nash (1991), 146-7(illus.)

Name: LEAK, -
Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON HOUSE
Date: 1808-1810
Nature: Clerk of works to John Nash for building of house for 2nd Earl of Caledon.
Refs: PRONI, D2433/10 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: GILPIN, WILLIAM SAWREY #
Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON HOUSE
Date: 1829
Nature: Designs for terraces on S front for 2nd Earl of Caledon.
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 164.

Name: DUFF & JACKSON
Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON HOUSE
Date: 1832ca
Nature: Alts., New entrance. for 2nd Earl of Caledon.
Refs: NLI, MS 1658 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); H. Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 7,11(no.15); Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 162