Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE

Name: ATKINSON, WILLIAM #
Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE
Date: 1811-15
Nature: Alterations.
Refs: Basement plan and north elevation 'Designed by Jas. Dwyer for Wm. Atkinson Esqr No 1 Hope Street Manchester', 15 Jun 1815, in Lismore Castle archives (IAA photocopy no. 01/01-02); Mark Girouard, 'Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford', Country Life 136, 6 Aug 1964, dates work to 1811, but according to Lindsay J. Proudfoot, Urban Patronage and Social Authority: the management of the Duke of Devonshire's towns in Ireland, 1764-1891 (1995), 214, the 6th Duke did not initiate the reconstruction until he visited Ireland in 1812.

Name: DWYER, JAMES *
Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE
Date: 1815
Nature: Survey plans by JD for William Atkinson, Manchester. For 6th Duke of Devonshire..
Refs: Signed drawings, dated 15 Jun 1815, in Lismore Castle archives (IAA photocopy no. 01/01-02); plan and elevation of gateway in NLI, AD 2618.

Name: CRACE, JOHN GREGORY *#
Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE
Date: 1849-1850
Nature: Decorative work by JGC and Pugin. JGC supplied furniture;  'over three hundred men of all arts and trades, &c., at present employed in making very extensive improvements in and about Lismore Castle. The decorating of the new ball-room, and additional buildings to that magnificent mansion, are under the superintendence of Mr. Creece[sic.]...'
Refs: Architect & Building Operative[Gazette] 2, 15 Jun 1850, 288;  Country Life 86, 13 Aug 1964, 390(illus.),391-3; Mark Girouard, The Victorian Country House (1979), 429.

Name: PUGIN, AUGUSTUS WELBY NORTHMORE #
Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE
Date: 1849-1850
Nature: AWNP suppied designs for Crace's decorations for 6th Duke of Devonshire.
Refs: Designs in V & A and Pugin-Crace letters in RIBA (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Phoebe Stanton, Pugin (1971), 208

Name: BROWN, JOHN [1] #
Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE
Date: 1850-1858
Nature: JB clerk of works for new building work
Refs: B 13, 13 Oct 1855, 492; Country Life 136, 13 Aug 1964, 392,393

Name: PAXTON, JOSEPH (SIR) #
Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE
Date: 1853-1858
Nature: Remodelling, with George Henry Stokes, for 6th Duke of Devonshire. Works carried out under inspection of John Brown. FS of Carlisle Tower laid Oct 1855. Tower still unfinished at Duke's death in 1858 and never completed as designed.
Refs: B 11, 30 Jul 1853, 484; 13, 13 Oct 1855, 492; Building News 4, ? ? 1858, 38(illus.);  DB 7, 15 May 1865, 132;  IB 11, 1 Oct 1869, 218;  APSD, L, 108;   Mark Girouard, 'Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford - II', Country Life 136, 13 Aug 1964, 393 .

Name: STOKES, GEORGE HENRY #
Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE
Date: 1853-1858
Nature: Remodelling, with Joseph Paxton, for 6th Duke of Devonshire.
Refs: B 11, 30 Jul 1853, 484; 13, 13 Oct 1855, 492; IB 11, 1 Oct 1869, 218; Mark Girouard, 'Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford - II', Country Life 136, 13 Aug 1964, 393 .

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE
Date: 1860
Nature: Turkish baths erected.

Refs: DB 2, 1 Jul 1860, 301.