Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)

Name: BURGH, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1709
Nature: TB designs and certifies payments for same. Gives opinion on changes to same, 1729.
Refs: TCD muniments, MUN P/2/48, 59; Rolf Loeber, A Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Ireland 1600-1720 (1981), 36; Rolf Loeber, entry on Burgh in Oxford DNB (2004);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 400-403,Pl.21.

Name: DARLEY, HENRY [1] *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1712-14
Nature: HD employed with Moses Darley on stonecutting work in 172
Refs: Trinity college muniments, MUN/P/2/23, 25, 27

Name: WILLS, ISAAC
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1712-1730p
Nature: IW 'concerned in most of the public Building for more than fifty years past, particularly those fine Fabrics, the Libraries of St Sepulchre's and the University, the Parish Churches of St Mary's, St Anne's, and St Werburg's, etc.'
Refs: Notice of death in Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 5 Jun 1753; E. McParland, Public Architecture in Ireland: 1680-1760 (2001), 84,146

Name: DARLEY, MOSES *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1713;1722
Nature: MD works on same, 1713. Paid for work including carved ornaments on exterior and chimney, 1722..
Refs: TCD MUN P2/25/33 & passim (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); E.McParland, 'Trinity College, Dublin - II', Country Life, 13 May 1976, 1243; Anne Crookshank, The Long Room (Gatherum 6, 1976), 3

Name: QUIN, FRANCIS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1718-1724
Nature: FQ bricklayer for same.
Refs: Trinity muniments, MUN/P/2/37, 39, 52.

Name: BROOKING, CHARLES *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1724
Nature: CB works on same.
Refs: TCD MUN P2/53/4 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: SISSON, JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1730s?
Nature: JS executed joinery in same.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 403.


Name: HALFPENNY, WILLIAM #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1733-34
Nature: WH measures painting work and work on ceiling in room above MS room.
Refs: Trinity College muniments, MUN/P/2/59(14),67(3); Anne Crookshank, The Long Room (Gatherum 6, 1976), 2,3,5

Name: CASTLE, RICHARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1750
Nature: Work at same overseen by RC, who perhaps designed library staircase.
Refs: TCD MUN P2/28 and MUN MC/26; other payments for unspecified work, 1749, in MUN V/57(2,3) (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); photograph of drawing for same in IAA, Acc. 86/6.2/1; The Knight of Glin, 'Richard Castle, architect, his biography and works' in BIGS 7, no. 1 (Jan - Mar 1964), 32-38;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 402.

Name: MCCURDY, JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1857
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for new roof, turned down by Board in favour of that of Deane & Woodward.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (1997), 350-354

Name: DEANE, SON & WOODWARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1857-1861
Nature: New barrel-vaulted roof replacing original flat plaster ceiling of Long Room. addition of upper tier of bookcases. Also insertion ofgranite colonnades in undercroft to support floor. Plans prepared 1857. Contract signed 17 Sep 1859 (Contractor: Gilbert Cockburn). Estyimated cost about £7,500. Completed by May 1861.
Refs: Trinity College muniments, MUN/P/2/363-373; DB 2, 1 Feb 1860, 196; B 18, 7 Jul 1860, 435;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 2, no. 13, 15 Jul 1860, 351;  Eve Blau, Ruskinian Gothic (1982), 153-4,pl.160; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (1997), 349-355(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 402,403,Pl.21.

Name: HARRISON, CHARLES WILLIAM *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1860
Nature: Carving of capitals to library columns.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (1997), 355

Name: DREW, THOMAS (SIR)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1889-92
Nature: Filling in of arcades and forming of new reading room and book room.  Reading room opened, 19 Apr 1892. Contractor: Samuel Henry Bolton.
Refs: TCD muniments, MUN/P/2/403-405; IAA, PKS A07, p.262 (Apr 1890-1892); IB 31, 1 Jul 1889, 172; 33, 1 Jan 1891, 12;  Irish Times, 19 Apr 1892;  J. Williams, A Companion Guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921 (1994), 150

Name: BOLTON, SAMUEL HENRY [1]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1890
Nature: Filling in of library arcades. Archt: Thomas Drew. Contractor: Bolton
Refs: IAA, PKS A07 (Apr 1890); IB 33, 1 Jan 1891, 12