Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (RC)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (RC)
Date: 1824
Nature: New 'Great Chapel', 95 x 42 ft, enclosing older one. 3-bay Gothic front with crenellated tower in centre. Cost £1,838.  FS laid by Rev. Mr Doyle, 1824.
Refs: Clonliffe College archive, MS p131/3

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (RC)
Date: 1841
Nature: 'Great improvements connected with new Catholic Chapel...commenced.'
Refs: Catholic Directory (1842), ?.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (RC)
Date: 1853-54
Nature: Addition of central tower, belfry and entrances.  Lengthening of nave by 33 feet .
Refs: Catholic Registry (1853), 275;  B 11, 10 Sep 1853, 584.

Name: BYRNE, WILLIAM HENRY
Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (RC)
Date: 1894-1898
Nature: Reconstruction comprising raising of walls by 12 feet, transepts, apses, new presbytery.  Church opened 10 Jul 1898.
Refs: Designs, 1898, for pulpit,communion rails and high altar, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son;  Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2 (B of I);  IB 37, 1 Jan 1895, 2; 40, 1 Jul 1898, 99; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2;  Wicklow Newsletter, 12 May 1894; 16 Nov 1895,9 Jul 1898.

Name: EARLEY, JOHN BISHOP *
Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (RC)
Date: 1898
Nature: High altar to designs by W.H. Byrne.
Refs: Design, 1898, for high altar, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son;

Name: BYRNE, WILLIAM HENRY, & SON
Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (RC)
Date: 1914
Nature: Organ case in Austrian oak for new organ by Evans & Barr. For Very Rev. R.F. Colahan, PP.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 18 Apr 1914.

Name: OPPENHEIMER, LUDWIG, LTD *#
Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (RC)
Date: 1915a?
Nature: Mosaic work.
Refs: Oppenheimer brochure, 1915ca (information from Robert Field, Swanage, Dorset, Apr 2013).

Name: BYRNE, RALPH HENRY
Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (RC)
Date: 1939
Nature: Design for mortuary chapel.
Refs: Drawings formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son