Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Slater and builder, of Dublin. Richard Charles represented the Carpenters' Guild on the Common Council of Dublin from 1829 to 1831.(1) He is presumably the same person as the Richard Charles who had been admitted a freeman of the City of Dublin as a member of the Carpenters' Guild by Grace Especial at Midsummer 1809.(2) He was in business as 'Richard Charles, Sons & Co.' in 1844 which suggests that he may have been the father of the Richard Charles who was admitted to the Royal Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture in 1834.(3)

Addresses:(4) 5 Great Brunswick Street, 1831; Westland Row, 1839-1841; Shaw Street 'one door of great Brunswick Street'.1844; 8 Lombard Street, 1847.
Home: Milltown, Dundrum, 1841; Windy Arbour, Dundrum , 1847.


(1) From Wilson's directories for 1829 to 1831.
(2) 'An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, 35.
(3) Gitta Willemson, The Dublin Society Drawing Schools 1746-1876 (2000), 16.