Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR

Name: PAIN, JAMES
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: 1828;1829;1832-1836ca
Nature: Gothic and Classical proposals for same, with G.R. Pain, for 2nd Earl of Dunraven, 1828, 1829.. Gothic proposal chosen. Building started with kitchen wing, 1832. Pains no longer employed after c.1838 when building still incomplete. (Work on house continued by A.W. Pugin and completed by P.C. Hardwick.)
Refs: 'drawings in house' (Edward McParland files); microfilm of correspondence between 2nd Earl of Dunraven and JP,1842, and building accounts,1832-1845, in PRONI, Dunraven Papers,  D3196/J/3/1-31 and D3196/J/3A/1-6; Country Life, 22 Sep 1966; for a full discussion of the rebuilding of Adare under the auspices of the 2nd and 3rd Earls of Dunraven, see John Cornforth, 'Adare Manor, Co. Limerick, Country Life 145, 15,22,29 May 1969, 1232,1302,1366; D. Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (New York, 1983), I, 176 (n.75); David Lee, 'James and George Pain - Gothic Architects' in David Lee & Christine Gonzalez, eds., Georgian Limerick 1714-1845, II (Limerick Civic Trust, 2000), 249-50(illus.); David Lee & Debbie Jacobs, James Pain, architect (Limerick Civic Trust, 2005), 209-214(illus.),356(illus.)

Name: DE VERE, AUBREY (SIR)
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: 1829
Nature: Unexecuted design for proposed addition. For 2nd Earl of Dunraven.
Refs: Drawing, s. & d. 'A. de V./1829', in Dunraven archive, Kilgobbin, Co. Limerick

Name: CONOLLY, JAMES *
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: 1831-1850
Nature: JC worked as mason on rebuilding of manor for 2nd Earl of Dunraven.
Refs: Caroline Wyndham Quin, Countess of Dunraven,Memorials of Adare Manor (Oxford, 1865), ? (excerpt relating to Conolly published in IB 29, 1 Oct 1887, 269-70, which gives his name as Connolly); B.H. Blacker, Sketches of Irish Churches (1871), ? ; John Cornforth, 'Adare Manor, Co. Limerick - I', Country Life 145, 15,22 May 1969, 1232-3,1302.David Lee & Debbie Jacobs, James Pain, architect (Limerick Civic Trust, 2005), 216

Name: DUNRAVEN, WINDHAM HENRY WYNDHAM-QUIN, 2ND EARL OF
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: 1832-1840
Nature: Responsible for much of the design.
Refs: John Cornforth, 'Adare Manor, Co. Limerick - I', Country Life 145, 15 May 1969, 1232; for a full discussion of the rebuilding of Adare under the auspices of the 2nd and 3rd Earls of Dunraven, see this article and its sequels in Country Life 145, 22 and 29 May 1969, 1302-1306,1366-1369

Name: COTTINGHAM, LEWIS NOCKALLS #
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: 1840ca
Nature: Cottingham said to have done work at Adare, 'ghosting' for the 2nd Earl of Dunraven.
Refs: The Knight of Glin, introduction to Christie's sale catalogue for Adare Manor, 9-10 June 1982, 8-11; Janet Myles, L.N. Cottingham 1787-1847 (1996). 147-148;  Oxford DNB;  Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 278.

Name: PUGIN, AUGUSTUS WELBY NORTHMORE #
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: 1846
Nature: Designs for hall ceiling, great staircase, gallery at end of hall, fireplace, doors. For 2nd Earl of Dunraven.
Refs: Letters and drawings at Adare Manor; John Cornforth, 'Adare Manor, Co. Limerick - II', Country Life 145, 22 May 1969, 1304-5; Phoebe Stanton, Pugin (1971), 206; Mark Girouard, The Victorian Country House (1979), 426; Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 295; R. O'Donnell, 'The Pugins in Ireland' in P.Atterbury, ed., A.W.N. Pugin, Master of Gothic Revival (Yale, 1995), 148

Name: HARDWICK, PHILIP CHARLES #
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: 1850-53
Nature: New wing (W end of S front, & Wyndham Tower); 'in progress' when design exh. at RA, 1851. - Morrison appointed clerk of works, 1853.
Refs: Undated drawing for stonework of dining-room chimneypiece, unsigned 'though in P.C. Hardwick's hand' in IAA, Carberry Collection, Acc. 85/200, 6/1; RA 1851, no. 267; F.O. Morris, IV, 39; IB 54, 12 Oct 1912, 584; John Cornforth, 'Adare Manor, Co. Limerick - III', Country Life 145, 29 May 1969, 1366-1369; Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 504

Name: CRACE, JOHN GREGORY *#
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: 1851
Nature: JGC painted one of ravens in great hall, 1851. For 3rd Earl of Dunraven.
Refs: E.McP files, source not given

Name: CORBETT, WILLIAM EDWARD
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: 1864
Nature: Erection of P.C. Hardwick's design for stables supervised by Corbett. For 3rd Earl of Dunraven.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Nov 1864, 237

Name: HARDWICK, PHILIP CHARLES #
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: 1864
Nature: Stable offices for 3rd Earl of Dunraven 'just completed'. work superintended by Mr Corbett, Limerick. Builder: James Hunter, Bandon.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Nov 1864, 237

Name: FRASER, JAMES
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: ?
Nature: Park renovated by JF, for Earl of Dunraven.
Refs: Edward Malins & Patrick Bowe, Irish Gardens and Demesnes from 1830(1980), 28

Name: BLOW, DETMAR JELLINGS #
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: ?
Nature: Set of Venetian Renaissance lanterns in long gallery.  Removal of organ in hall also attr. to DB by Williams. For 4th Earl of Dunraven.
Refs: Christie, Manson & Woods, Adare Manor, Ireland, sale catalogue 9-10 Jun 1982, introduction by Knight of Glin, Lots J. Williams, Companion guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921 (1994), 

Name: SMITH, WILLIAM CLIFFORD
Building: CO. LIMERICK, ADARE MANOR
Date: ?
Nature: 'Garden houses by Clifford Smith.'
Refs: J. Williams, Companion guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921 (1994), 263.