Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ARMAGH, CASTLE DILLON (ARMAGH)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ARMAGH, CASTLE DILLON (ARMAGH)
Date: 1782
Nature: 60 ft high obelisk, erected by Sir Capel Molyneux 'to commemorate the glorious revolution which took place in favour of the constitution of the kingdom, under the auspices of the volunteers of Ireland'. (i.e. legislative independence).
Refs: Inscription on obelisk, given in A Tour in Ireland in 1813 & 1814. By an Englishman [John Gough?] (1817), ?; J.P. Lawson, Gazetteer of Ireland (1842), 710

Name: COOLEY, THOMAS
Building: CO. ARMAGH, CASTLE DILLON (ARMAGH)
Date: 1782a
Nature: Stables, for Sir Capel Molyneux, by TC.
Refs: Anne Crookshank, Desmond Guinness, James White, Irish Houses and Landscapes [1963], 35, citing European Magazine I, (1882), ?; illus. in www.ehsni.gov.uk/county_armagh.pdf (2008);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013),  526-7.

Name: MURRAY, WILLIAM [1]
Building: CO. ARMAGH, CASTLE DILLON (ARMAGH)
Date: 1843-44
Nature: New Classical house replacing mid-18th century house for Sir George King Adlercron Molyneux, 6th Bt. 9-bay, 2-storey over basement centre with 2-bay single storey wings. Builder: Charles & John McGibbon, Edinburgh & Armagh) Work probably supervised by W.G. Murray.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 144-181 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 81-88; almost certainly the 'Mansion House to be erected near Armagh' which WM exh. at RHA 1843, no. 625; IB 73, 7 Nov 1931, 960;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 526.


Name: MILLS, GEORGE HEMINGWAY
Building: CO. ARMAGH, CASTLE DILLON (ARMAGH)
Date: 1930
Nature: Structural alts., sanitary fittings, plumbing, central heating, cooking appliances for conversion of house into County Mental Hospital. Also large byre (Contractor: William McKinney, Lisnagree, £1,568.)
Refs: IB 72, 7 Jun,6 Dec 1930, 520,1100