Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)

Name: BROWNE, THOMAS *##
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1662
Nature: Extensive repairs to walls & roof of chancel
Refs: Loeber, 30

Name: WILLS, ISAAC
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1715-19;1730-31
Nature: IW carpenter for same. negotiates re carpentry for tower (& steeple?), 1730 and erects wooden cupola on tower, 1731.
Refs: Notice of death in Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 5 Jun 1753; Rev. S.C. Hughes, The Church of S. Werburgh, Dublin (1889), 27-28; K. Severens, 'A new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin (1754-59)' BIGS 35 (1992-93), 3,4.

Name: BURGH, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1716p
Nature: TB asked for 'moddle' of same, 1713. TB makes plan and signs payments for building same
Refs: TCD MS 750/4 f.95 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44), British Library Egerton MS 1772 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); NLI MS 104 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Rev. S.C. Hughes, The Church of S. Werburgh, Dublin (1889), 26-27; Rolf Loeber, A Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Ireland 1600-1720 (1981), 36-37;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 342-344,Pl.19;  entrance and interior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 288.


Name: GALILEI, ALESSANDRO #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1719a
Nature: AG 'may have also been involved' in design of same.
Refs: K. Severens, 'a new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin (1754-59)', BIGS 35 (1992-93), 3

Name: WILLS, MICHAEL
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1719a;1731;1754
Nature: MW employed on building same under Thomas Burgh. Unexecuted proposal for upper part of tower, 1731. Invited to submit estimate for repair of same after fire, 1754.. One of advisors to committee for repairing church after fire, 1756.
Refs: Engraved design for same drawn by MW and inscr. 'Elevation of the West front…Designed by Thomas Burgh Esq to the balustrade above the clock Upper part designed by Michael Wills Anno 1731' in NLI; K. Severens, 'A new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin (1754-59)' BIGS 35 (1992-93), 4,6-7

Name: NELSON, JAMES *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1729-1731
Nature: JN supervises erection of tower by William Borradale.
Refs: Rev. S.C. Hughes, The Church of S. Werburgh, Dublin (1889), 27-28

Name: SEMPLE, GEORGE [1]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1754
Nature: GS and others invited to prepare estimates for repairing same after fire of 6-7 Nov (but GS did not do so)..
Refs: K. Severens, 'a new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin (1754-59)', BIGS 35 (1992-93), 4

Name: STEWART, GEORGE *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1754-1756
Nature: GS submits proposal for rebuilding of church after fire of Nov 1754.
Refs: K. Severens, 'a new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin (1754-59)', BIGS 35 (1992-93), 4-6.

Name: JARRATT, JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1754-1759
Nature: Overseer of work of reinstatement after fire of 1754; also responsible for design of ceiling and interior.
Refs: Rev. S.C. Hughes, The Church of S. Werburgh, Dublin (1889), 31; K. Severens, 'A new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin', BIGS 35 (1992-93), 3-11;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 342-3.

Name: ENSOR, JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1755
Nature: Supplied estimates and plans (not executed) for reinstatement of roof and interior of church after fire of 1754.
Refs: K. Severens, 'A new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin', BIGS 35 (1992-93), 4-6

Name: MAGUIRE, MICHAEL *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1755-59
Nature: Plasterwork in chancel.
Refs: Rev. S.C. Hughes, The Church of S. Werburgh, Dublin (1889), 31; C.P. Curran, Ornamental Dublin Plasterwork (1967), 16.

Name: GRACE, OLIVER
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1756
Nature: OG and others invited submit plans for rebuilding roof of cburch, destroyed in fire of 6-7 Nov 1754. (Plan of William Goodwin chosen by committee).
Refs: K. Severens, 'a new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin (1754-59)'m BIGS 35 (1992-93), 6

Name: BALL, ROBERT *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1756
Nature: RB and - Parker submit plan for rebuilding same.
Refs: K. Severens, 'a new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin (1754-59)', BIGS 35 (1992-93), 6.

Name: ARCHBOLD, PIERCE *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1756
Nature: PA and others isubmit plans for rebuilding roof of church, destroyed in fire of 6-7 Nov 1754. (Archbold's proposal shortlisted, but plan of William Goodwin chosen by building committee).
Refs: K. Severens, 'a new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin (1754-59)'m BIGS 35 (1992-93), 6-7

Name: CORMICK, RICHARD *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1756
Nature: RC and others submit proposals for rebuilding, 1756, after church gutted by fire in Nov 1754.
Refs: K. Severens, 'a new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin (1754-59)', BIGS 35 (1992-93), 6.

Name: TIERNEY, THOMAS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1756p
Nature: Executed plasterwork designed by Joseph Jarratt for interior of church which was destroyed by fire of Nov 1754. With Michael McGuire.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 343.

Name: SMYTH, JOHN [1]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1767
Nature: JS 'was architect for the gallery and probably, therefore, of the organ-case also..The tower and spire of 160 feet were added in the following year, and it seems reasonable to credit this also to Smyth.'(Craig) Casey states that JS added the Vice-Regal pen to the gallery rather than the gallery itself.
Refs: M. Craig, Dublin 1660-1860 (1952), 178; Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 26-30 May 1767;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 343.

Name: ROBBINS, EDWARD [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1810
Nature: Proposal for removing spire, which was acted upon.
Refs: Rev. S.C. Hughes, The Church of S. Werburgh, Dublin (1889), 3.

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1810a
Nature: Proposal to secure steeple 'by internal framework, similar to that so judiciously used by ?Sir Christopher Wren to strengthen the spire of the Cathedral of Salisbury'. (Spire removed 1810)
Refs: Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 501

Name: SMYTH, JOHN [4]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1829p
Nature: Monument to Isabella Cash on N side of gallery.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 344.

Name: CARSON, EDWARD HENRY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1846
Nature: EHC exhibits elevation of proposed restoration at RHA.
Refs: RHA 1846, no. 418

Name: WELLAND, WILLIAM JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1877
Nature: Repewing. Contractor: James Jones, Harcourt St.
Refs: Rev. S.C. Hughes, The Church of S. Werburgh, Dublin (1889), 42-3

Name: KAYE-PARRY, WILLIAM
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1889
Nature: New gates and railings and alts. to entrance. Tender of Henry Sharpe for £214.10s accepted.
Refs: IB 31, 1 Apr 1889, 97