Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT

Name: CASTLE, RICHARD
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1731-1740
Nature: New house incorporating existing castle for Richard Wingfield, M.P. (later Viscount Powerscourt).(Accidentally burnt out, 4 Nov 1974.)
Refs: The Knight of Glin, 'Richard Castle, architect, his biography and works' in BIGS 7, no. 1 (Jan - Mar 1964), 32-38;  Maurice Craig, The Architecture of Ireland from the earliest times to 1880 (London & Dublin, 1982), 188;  David J. Griffin, 'Richard Castle's Egyptian Hall at Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow', The Georgian Group Journal 1995), 119-124

Name: CHEARNLEY, SAMUEL
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1745ca?
Nature: Design for gates, attr. to SC.
Refs: IAA, Powerscourt Albums (89/62), 1/8/1; reproduced in Griffin & Lincoln, Drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive (Dublin, 1993), 31 (No. 4c).

Name: PROVIS, HENRY THOMAS #
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1834
Nature: New lake in Deer Park, which emptied itself soon after construction because of the bursting of a bank.
Refs: Map and estimates, dated 25 Jun 1834, in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, Acc. 89/62, 1/54/1 & 1/57/1; E. Malins & P. Bowe, Irish Gardens and Demesnes from 1830 (1980), 92-3.

Name: MALLET, ROBERT [2]
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1836
Nature: Proposal for supporting saloon floor by J. & R. Mallet. (William Farrell also involved.) Not executed.
Refs: Drawing, signed John & Robert Mallet and dated 27 May 1836, and letter from Robert Mallet to Rev. W. Magee, 7 Jun 1836, about the proposal in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, 1/28/1 and 1/87(P)1

Name: MALLET, JOHN *
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1836
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for supporting saloon floor by J. & R. Mallet.
Refs: Drawing, signed John & Robert Mallet and dated 27 May 1836, and letter from Robert Mallet to Rev. W. Magee, 7 Jun 1836, about the proposal in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, 1/28/1 and 1/87(P)1

Name: DARLEY, FREDERICK [2]
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1836ca
Nature: Proposals for improvements to screen walls and kitchen out-offices
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Powerscourt Albums (89/62), 1/17/1-1/19/1, a letter from John and Robert Mallet to Rev. W. Maghee, 7 Jun 1836, in a pocket at the back of this album., 1/87(P)/1, states that the Mallet's designs for raising the saloon floor had been 'submitted to Mr Darley'.

Name: ROBERTSON, DANIEL
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1840-44
Nature: Modifications to house and schemes for terrace and gardens to S.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, 1/26/1-1/27/1. 1/30/1. 1/36/1-1/51/2, 1/60/2-1/73/1, 1/87(P)/2-3

Name: LOUCH, FITZGIBBON
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1851
Nature: Proposed gardens and orchard.
Refs: Site map, signed and dated 1851, in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, Acc. 89/62.1/60/1.

Name: HODSON, GEORGE FREDERICK JOHN (SIR)
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1854-57;1859;1866
Nature: Design for Tinnehinch gate lodge, 1854.  Gift from Frederick, 4th Marquess of Londonderry, husband of 7th Viscount Powerscourt's mother. Erected, 1856-57. Also design for gateway, 1859, and design for tunnel to allow drive from house to waterfall without gates, 1866.
Refs: Set of 3 drawings for lodge, signed and dated Mar 1854, in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, Acc. 89/62, 1/33/1, 1/34/1, 1/35/1; another alternative set, 1854, in IAA, Hollybrooke Drawings collection, Acc. 87/55.24/1-4. Design for gateway, Acc. 87/55. 24/5;  design for tunnel, Acc. 87/55.25/1.

Name: KELLY, JOHN WILLIAM
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1860
Nature: Proposal for repairing embankment and erecting overfall for artificial lake in Deer Park for 7th Viscount Powerscourt.
Refs: Design, specification and accompanying letter, all dated 29 Sep 1860, in IAA, Powerscourt Album 1, pages 58 and 87(P).

Name: BURN, WILLIAM #
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1862-4
Nature: Laundry, designed 1862-3 and built 1864; subsequent schemes, 1865-1884, by Burn's nephew J. MacVicar Anderson.
Refs: Note by Mervyn, 7th Viscount Powerscourt at beginning of Powerscourt Volume 2 in IAA.

Name: FERGUSON, DUNCAN CAMPBELL
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1864
Nature: Proposed stables and coach house, for Mervyn, 7th Viscount Powerscourt.
Refs: Plan and elevation, signed and dated 10 Aug 1864, in IAA, Powerscourt Albums (89/62), 1/81/1, 1/83/1.

Name: ANDERSON, JOHN MACVICAR #
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1865-1884
Nature: Reconstruction of dining room, constr. of W. wing, alts. to E. wing, and several unexecuted proposals.
Refs: RA Exhibition 1871, No. 969; drawings for projected alterations, 1864-1886, in IAA, Powerscourt Albums (89/62), 2/1/1-2/44/1, 3/1/1-3/38/1; further drawings, dated April 1880, in RIBA, see Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects A (1968), 28, and  and British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/u0QUYOAuNs/MAIN_CAT/182420123/9 (last visited Apr 2009) (photographs of these drawings in IAA). See also notes by Lord Powerscourt, 1893-94, at the beginning of each of the Powerscourt Albums, the substance of which is included in his book, A Description and history of Powerscourt (London, 1903), 32-3,37,66-7.

Name: HOWE, JAMES #
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1866
Nature: Proposal for terraces for 7th Viscount Powerscourt.
Refs: Drawing, signed and dated March 1866, in IAA, Powerscourt Album 1/51/1; Keith Lamb & Patrick Bowe, A History of gardening in Ireland (1995), 128

Name: LEROY & CIE #
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1867-69
Nature: Wrought iron gates for Tinnehinch entrance to demesne. Exhibited Paris Exhibition, 1867. Erected at Powerscourt, 1869.
Refs: Half elevation, annotated by Lord Powerscourt, in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, Acc. 89/62.1/85/1.
 

Name: THOMAS, WILLIAM BRODERICK #
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1867a
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for gardens to S of house.
Refs: Unsigned, undated drawing inscribed (in hand of Lord Powerscourt) 'by Brodrick Thomas by 1867' in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, Acc, 89/62.1/551 (repr.  E. Malins & P. Bowe, Irish Gardens and Demesnes from 1830 (1980), 84, but wrongly captioned as by Daniel Robertson);  Malins & Bowe, op. cit., 86.

Name: PENROSE, FRANCIS CRANMER #
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1874-75
Nature: Lower or garden terrace on S front. For Mervyn Edward, 7th Viscount Powerscourt. Contractor: George Moyers, Dublin. Clerk of Works: Hawkins. Cost between £4,000 and £5,000.
Refs: 14 drawings signed and dated 1874 and 1875 in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, Acc. 89/62, 3/40/1 - 3/53/1;  IB 17, 15 Nov 1875, 322.

Name: DEANE, THOMAS NEWENHAM, & SON
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1894-95
Nature: Billiard or 'Long' Room, for 7th Viscount Powerscourt.. Decoration designed by TND. Builder: Bolton. Amount of tender, £3,250.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0747, A07, p.201 (Dec 1894); Viscount Powerscourt, A Description and History of Powerscourt (1903), 50-51

Name: OWEN, CHARLES ASTLEY
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1909
Nature: Unexecuted design for porch on N front, for Mervyn, 8th Viscount Powerscourt.
Refs: Drawing, signed and dated 1909, in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, Acc. 89/62.1/86/1 (loose)

Name: KIRK, JOSEPH ROBINSON *
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed saloon chimneypiece. For 7th Viscount Powerscourt. Not executed.
Refs: Elevation, signed 'J.R. Kirk dist et fect.' in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, Acc. 89/62.1/29/1.

Name: SALVIATI, ANTONIO #
Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: ?
Nature: Mosaic lunette in saloon above door into drawing room.(Destroyed in fire.)
Refs: The Salviati Architectural Mosaic Database, ttp://salviatimosaics.blogspot.ie/2013/04/powerscourt-house.html (last visited, May 2017).