Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, COUNTY GAOL

Name: SHIEL, JAMES
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1817;1820
Nature: Proposed bridewell, 1817. Proposed court house & gaol, 1820.
Refs: NA/SPO 570/494/21 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); plans, s. & d. Feb 1820 in Longford-Westmeath County Library, Mullingar (photographs in IAA);  letter from commissioners of Board of Works to William Gregory, Dublin Castle, enclosing report of Francis Johnston on plans and estimates for proposed courthouse and gaol, 10 Mar 1821, in NA CSO/RP/1821/1993 (report, 5 Mar 1821, is in CSO/RP/1821/1205).

Name: HARGRAVE, JOHN
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1823
Nature: Additions or new gaol? (Demolished ca 1909 and County Hall built on site.)
Refs: NA/SPO CSORP 1823/7131 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Catalogue of auction of architectural drawings of John Hargrave, 1 Dec 1836, Lot 8,12,35,50; APSD , H, 23; cf. Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 420, which says that JH designed the gaol in 1821

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1836
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new front.
Refs: Westmeath Guardian & Longford Newsletter, 17 Mar 1836.