Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS

Name: CALDBECK, WILLIAM
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1794
Nature: Proposal for hall and library submitted by WC
Refs: E. McParland, James Gandon (1985), 165,204

Name: MORRISON, RICHARD (SIR)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1799ca
Nature: Unexecuted proposal.
Refs: Design exh. Society of Artists of Ireland, Dublin, 1801, nos. 146, 162; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 177

Name: MYERS, GRAHAM
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1800
Nature: Designs submitted by GM, but those of Gandon chosen.
Refs: E.McParland, James Gandon (1985), 165;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 158.

Name: GANDON, JAMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1800-1808ca
Nature: Dining hall, library and chambers. Work unfinished when Gandon handed over responsibility to Henry Aaron Baker, ca1808. (Unexecuted proposals, 1790, for dining room, library, council room &c., on site behind Four Courts attr. to JG by E. McParland among King's Inns Maps, MS H4/6-1.)
Refs: Drawings by Gandon and Baker, 1805, in IAA, RIAI Murray Collection, 511-520; see E. McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), refs. as in index;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),157-160, Pl.47.


Name: DARLEY, FREDERICK [1]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1804
Nature: FD employed as stonecutter.
Refs: E. McParland, James Gandon (1981), 199n59.

Name: BAKER, HENRY AARON
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1805
Nature: Designs for dining hall and library by Gandon & HAB, 'who evidently played a significant role in completing the dining hall' (Casey).
Refs: Drawings in IAA Murray collection, no. 511-520;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 158.

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1813-17
Nature: Conversion of half-finished library into record office; completion of Gandon's cupola.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 524-537 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 175-179); engraved elevation and block plan 'of the intended registry, record offices, &c. at the King's Inns…Frans Johnston delin' published 14 Jul 1813; NA/SPO 564/468/29 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); E.McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 204;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 157-8.

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1819-21
Nature: Gateway to Henrietta St. Sculptor: John Smyth.
Refs: Elevation and plan, signed as approved by members of Benchers' building committee, 16 Aug 1820, in collection of Mrs Desmond Forde, Seaforde, Co. Down (photograph in IAA; reproduced in Irish Architectural Drawings (1965), no. 20; architect's certificates, builder's bond, articles of agreement &c., 1819-21, in King's Inns Archives, H2/2/1,2; E.McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 204;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 158,193.

Name: DARLEY, FREDERICK [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1825-1827
Nature: New library. Builder: Edward Carolin & Sons.
Refs: Signed longitudinal section of front of library gallery in IAA (on loan from King's Inns Archives) 2007/10.4/9; accounts, contract with builder &c. in King's Inns Archives H3/1; NA/SPO CSORP 1825/12,783 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); King's Inns, misc. MSS. (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Dublin Penny Journal 4 (1934-5), 152; 5 (1835-6), 154; IB 57, 11 Sep 1915, 397(illus.); 66, 19 Apr 1924, 317; 73, 6 Jun 1931, 505

Name: DARLEY, FREDERICK [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1827-28
Nature: Larder, 1827-8. Builder: Robert Ballantine.
Refs: Builders'estimates &c. for larder in King's Inns Archives, H2/3-2;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 159

Name: DARLEY, FREDERICK [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1827;1832
Nature: Proposed chambers.
Refs: Signed drawings in IAA (on loan from King's Inns Archives), 2007/10.4/4-8,10.

Name: MALLET, JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1828ca
Nature: Cast-iron tables in reading room and probably cast-iron gallery handrail.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 161.

Name: DARLEY, FREDERICK [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1846
Nature: N wing;  alts. to staircase and dining hall (Builder: William Moyers).
Refs: Proposals, resolutions of building committee &c in King's Inns Archives, H2/3-6;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 159.

Name: OWEN, JACOB
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1849
Nature: Extension of registry of deeds, (?and subsequent balancing extension on N.)   According to Casey, JO added S wing in 1849.
Refs: Drawings dated 3 Oct 1849 in NA, OPW records, old refs. B.7.11, B.8.3; APSD, O, 54;  Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923', Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1831-1987 (AAI, 1987), 12;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 159.

Name: FULLER, JAMES FRANKLIN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1891-92
Nature: 6-storey book stack extension to library. Builder: Beckett. Estimated cost, £2,996. Piral stair made by Walter MacFarlane & Co., Glasgow.
Refs: Signed designs for two proposals for circular book stack (unexecuted) in IAA (on loan from King's Inns Archives), 2007/10.3/1,2;  IAA, PKS 0691, B15/35 (missing), A07 (Apr 1891, p.282);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 161.

Name: ROBINSON, JOHN JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1931
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 73, 1 Aug 1931, 685

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed wings; proposed range of barristers'chambers.
Refs: 2 drawings in collection of Mrs Desmond Forde, Seaforde, Co. Down, see Irish Architectural Drawings (1965), p.9, no. 19.

Name: DARLEY, FREDERICK [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed new street from Henrietta St to Four Courts, with proposed gateway for entrance to new street.
Refs: Survey plan showing new street and design for proposed gateway to same in IAA (on loan from King's Inns Archives), 2007/10.4/1,3.

Name: SMYTH, EDWARD *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: ?
Nature: Caryatid fugures and other ornaments on west front., including plaques over central arch and entrances to dining hall and prerogative court. Coat of arms over Henrietta Street gateway. Plasterwork in dining hall; heads of Justice in Benchers' Chambers. With John Smyth?
Refs: Dublin Penny Journal 4 (1834-35), 153; T.J. Mulvany, The Life of James Gandon, Esq.(1846), 169; Viola B.M Barrow, 'Edward Smyth', a talk read to the Old Dublin Society in 1979 and published Dublin Historical Record 52, no. 1 (Spring 1999), 72; E. McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 172-3(illus.); Patrick Lenehan, 'Edward Smyth, Dublin's Sculptor', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 1989-1990, 70-71(illus.),74(illus.), 75-6;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 159.

Name: O'CONNOR, MICHAEL *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: ?
Nature: Stained glass in round-headed window on library stair.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 161.