Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. KILDARE, CARTON

Name: KELLY, JOHN [1]*
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1739
Nature: JK and John Houghton execute carving of family arms 'with other decorations of boys, cornucopias, &c.' in pediment of house. For 19th Earl of Kildare.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913),I, 525,571

Name: HOUGHTON, JOHN *
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1739
Nature: JH and John Kelly execute carving of family arms 'with other decorations of boys, cornucopias, &c.' in pediment of house. For 19th Earl of Kildare.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913),I, 525,571

Name: CASTLE, RICHARD
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1739
Nature: Remodelling and extension of existing house, for Earl of Kildare
Refs: Drawings for house and offices in IAA, Guinness Collection, Acc. 0096/068.2/1/1-12; ground plan attr. to RC in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 138; APSD, C, 42; JRSAI 41 (1911), , 243; The Knight of Glin, 'Richard Castle, architect, his biography and works' in BIGS 7, no. 1 (Jan - Mar 1964), 32-38

Name: LAFRANCHINI, PAOLO *
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1739
Nature: Decoration of Saloon by Paolo and Filippo Lafranchini for 19th Earl of Kildare..
Refs: Carlo Palumbo-Fossati, Gli Stuccatori Ticinesi Lafranchini in Inghilterra e in Irlanda nel Secolo XVIII (Fondazione Ticino Nostro, Lugano, 1982), 61-62; Joseph McDonnell, Irish Eighteenth-Century Stuccowork and its European sources (National Gallery of Ireland, 1991), 18, Pls. 1-6;

Name: WARE, ISAAC #
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1762
Nature: Designs for proposed rebuilding of central block.
Refs: Elevations and ground-floor plan  in IAA, Guinness Collection, Acc. 96/068.2/2/2,3;  plans and sections in collection of Patrick Guinness, which also contains 2 ground plans by Marquess of Kildare (later 1st Duke of Leinster) relating to the rebuilding project; see David Griffin. 'Carton and Isaac Ware', Journal of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society 18 (1994-95), 163-175(illus.).

Name: WARE, ISAAC #
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1767
Nature: New bridge, for James, 20th Earl of Kildare, based on design in Ware's Complete Body of Architecture (1756) but  built  in less embellished form in 1767 after Kildare had been raised to Dukedom.
Refs: Isaac Ware, A Complete Body of Architecture (1756), Pls. 110-111;  copy of this engraving and related drawing in IAA. Guinness Collection, Acc. 96/068,.2/2/4,5.

Name: IVORY, THOMAS
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1772
Nature: Proposed bridge. For James Fitzgerald, lst Duke of Leinster. Unexecuted.
Refs: 3 alternative elevations, s. & d. Dec 1772, and inscr. 'Sketch of a Bridge for Carton Park. Designed for His Grace the Duke of Leinster' in IAA, Guinness Collection, Acc. 96/068.2/3/1-3.

Name: WYATT, JAMES #
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1776
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for N front. For William Robert, 2nd Duke of Leinster.
Refs: Elevation, s. & d. 1776, in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 139 (see B. Goslin, 'History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection', MA thesis submitted to NUI, Jan 1990, 78); exh. The Architecture of Ireland in drawings & paintings(NGI, 1975), no. 3

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1814ca?
Nature: FJ possibly responsible for alterations to main block including repositioning of portico, billiard room Doric columns, small library and stair . For Augustus Frederick, 3rd Duke of Leinster
Refs: Plan and section of billiard room, possibly by FJ, in IAA, Murray collection, no. 6 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp.78-80); E. McParland, 'The papers of Bryan Bolger, measurer', Dublin Historical Record 25 (Sep 1972), 126; The Architecture of Richard and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 50-54

Name: COATES, SAMUEL *
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1815-1824
Nature: SC employed as stonecutter for works on house and offices. For 3rd Duke of Leinster.
Refs: Bryan Bolger papers, NLI MS. 10,711.

Name: MORRISON, RICHARD (SIR)
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1815ca
Nature: Adds. & alts. (new wings, dining room) for Augustus Frederick, 3rd Duke of Leinster. Plasterwork in dining room by Christopher Moore.
Refs: Plan showing proposed alts. in hand of Owen Fahy in collection of Powerscreen Ltd, Carton (1989); alternative plans and section of dining room in collection of Patrick Guinness (1990) (photographs of all these drawings in IAA); J.P. Neale,Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (second series II (1925) 8); .J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825 & 1826), II, ?; E. McParland, 'Building in the grand manner', Country Life 153, 31 May 1973, 1538-1541(illus.); A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 50-54(illus.)

Name: MOORE, CHRISTOPHER *
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1819
Nature: Dining-room ceiling plaster decoration.
Refs: See E.McParland, 'The Papers of Bryan Bolger, Measurer', Dublin Historical Record 25 (Sep 1972), 127, and E.McParland, 'Building in the grand manner: Sir Richard Morrison's country houses - II', Country Life 153 (31 May 1973), 1538-1541.

Name: STEWART, RICHARD *
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1819a
Nature: Bill of RS for £356-3s-8d for carving on doors, windows, bookcase &c. in unspecified room (library?). For 3rd Duke of Leinster.
Refs: Bryan Bolger MSS, NA/PRO 1A/58/125 (Carton inset)

Name: FITZGERALD, GERALD (LORD)
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1857
Nature: Design for organ case. For 3rd Duke of Leinster.
Refs: Elevation in IAA, Acc. 81/52.1

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1860
Nature: Gasworks being executed by Edmundson & Co.; tenders invited for executing farm buildings and other works.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Jan,1 May 1860, 186,259

Name: KAYE-PARRY, WILLIAM
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1889
Nature: Water supply, drainage and sewage disposal. For 5th Duke of Leinster
Refs: Candidate's circular, 6 Nov 1893, submitted to Inst. CE (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Inst.CE archives); IAA, PKS B14/40, A07 (Mar 1889, p.346)

Name: DE GREE, PETER *#
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: ?
Nature: Imitation bas-relief paintings of children (decorative or easel?)
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 270

Name: IVORY, THOMAS
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: ?
Nature: 2 unexecuted proposals for (Maynooth?) gateway, for 1st? Duke of Leinster.
Refs: 2 signed, undated elevations of alternative proposals,  inscr 'Elevation of A Gate for Carton-Park, design'd for His Grace the Duke of Leinster'  in IAA, Guinness Collection, Acc. 96/98.2/3/4,5. One of these is illus. in Irish Architectural Drawings (1965), 33 (no. 57)

Name: OWEN, THOMAS
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed addition of bow to book room. For 2nd Duke of Leinster.
Refs: Signed, undated plan with fold-down elevations in collection of Patrick Guinness.

Name: OWEN, THOMAS
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: ?
Nature: Dog kennel. For 2nd Duke of Leinster.
Refs: Initialled, undated elevation and plan in collection of Patrick Guinness.

Name: OWEN, THOMAS
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: ?
Nature: Maynooth Gate. For 2nd Duke of Leinster.

Refs: Signed, undated elevation and plan, inscr. 'South Front and Plan for a Lodge and Entrance to the Cottage and...Plantations at Waterstone, Carton Park', in IAA, Guinness Collection, Acc. 96/68.2/4/1.

Name: WYATT, JAMES #
Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: ?
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for bridge.
Refs: Designs mentioned in 18th c list of drawings and maps then held at Leinster House or Carton, now in the collection of Hon. D Guinness (photographs in IAA).