Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Carpenter and builder, of Great Strand Street, Dublin, active from 1816 or earlier until 1841 or later. William Dobbin is named in a list of the master carpenters and builders of Dublin in March 1834,(1) and as a patron of the Aged and Infirm Carpenters' Asylum in 1835.(2)  He was a subscriber to William Stitt's The Practical Architect's Ready Assistant; or Builder's Complete Companion (Dublin, 1819).

Addresses:(3) 30 Great Strand Street, 1816-1826; 50 Great Strand Street, 1827->=1841.


(1) Royal Irish Academy, Haliday MS 4B 31;  this manuscript is a copy of a report presented to Daniel O'Connell in 1834 to support the argument for repealing the Act of Union by describing the catastrophic impact the Act had had on the tradesmen of Dublin.
(2) Freeman's Journal, 23 Nov 1835.
(3) From Wilson's Dublin Directory, the Post Office Dublin Directory and Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac.