Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. MAYO, ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. MAYO, ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)
Date: 1862
Nature: New cottages and farmers' houses (costing from £2120 to £150 each), new roads, land reclamation and afforestation being carried out by Benjamin Lee Guinness.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Aug 1862, 213

Name: ROBERTS, SAMUEL USSHER
Building: CO. MAYO, ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)
Date: 1872-74
Nature: Works at same. Builder: John Semple.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0627, B06/26

Name: FULLER, JAMES FRANKLIN
Building: CO. MAYO, ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)
Date: 1875-1881
Nature: Large additions for Lord Ardilaun. Builder: Henry Sharpe. £41,343. Clerk of works: Thomas Hamilton.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/50, B07/14, B08/05, B9/03, B10/03, A/06 (Sep 1875); J.F. Fuller, 'Reminiscences of Fifty Years', IB Jubilee Number 1909, 24; J.F. Fuller, Omniana (1916), 169,184; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 12-13(illus.)

Name: HOGAN, JAMES, & SONS *
Building: CO. MAYO, ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)
Date: 1875a
Nature: Work recently completed at same for Sir Arthur Guinness.
Refs: James Hogan & Sons, advertisement in Freeman's Journal, 6 Nov 1875

Name: FULLER, JAMES FRANKLIN
Building: CO. MAYO, ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)
Date: 1881
Nature: Wrought iron gates, for Lord Ardilaun. Executed by Fagan & Sons, Gt Brunswick St.
Refs: IB 23, 15 May 1881, 159

Name: ASHLIN, GEORGE COPPINGER
Building: CO. MAYO, ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)
Date: 1884-6
Nature: 3 gateways, 1 lodge, drawbridge, rampart & river walls, garden steps &c. Builder: J. & W. Beckett.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0627, 0628, B12/04, B13/23, A07, pp.137,229 (Aug 1884, Sep 1885); design for bridge exh. RHA 1886, no. 552

Name: STRYPE, WILLIAM GEORGE
Building: CO. MAYO, ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)
Date: 1888a
Nature: Large pumping plant.for water supply. and patent slip. For Lord Ardilaun.
Refs: Min.Proc.Inst.CE 134 (1897-8, Pt. IV), 413, IB 30, 15 Jun 1888, 163

Name: DIXON, EDWARD KEVILLE
Building: CO. MAYO, ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)
Date: 1918
Nature: Extensive improvements, for 1st Viscount Iveagh.
Refs: IB 60, 12 Oct 1918, 394