Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect. John Frederick Fogerty, the son of WILLIAM FOGERTY WILLIAM FOGERTY , was born in Limerick in 1863. He studied engineering at Queen's College, Cork, from 1880, obtaining the BE degree in 1883. In 1884 he attended the South Kensington Art School and later the same year became articled to THOMAS DREW. I THOMAS DREW. I n 1886 and 1887 he exhibited paintings at the Royal Hibernian Academy from a Dublin address but had left Ireland by the summer of 1888, when he exhibited two more paintings from an address in Shropshire, where, after a brief period in the office of the chief engineer to the Great Western Railway at Paddington, he became an assistant to his cousin, an engineer at the Lillenhall engineering company. He set up in independent practice in Wellington, Shropshire, in 1889. In 1893 he entered into partnership with Reginald George Pinder in Bournemouth,(1) a partnership which amalgamated with another Bournemouth practice, Pearce & Parnell, in 1902.(2) In Bournemouth Fogerty designed the exuberant East Cliff Hall (1897-1907) as a mansion-cum-museum for Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes.(3)

In 1914 Fogerty emigrated to South Africa, apparently for the benefit of his wife's health. On the outbreak of the First World War the same year, he enlisted. His wartime career was a varied one, spent in South Africa, the Isle of Wight, Palestine and Poona, India. After the war he returned to South Africa, where he worked as an engineer in the Public Works Department in Pretoria. In 1926 he moved to Lusaka, Zambia, to take up the post of borough surveyor. He died in Lusaka on 12 June 1938.

RIBA: associate, 11 Jun 1894, proposed by Thomas Drew, E.W. Mountford and H.D. Searles-Wood.

Addresses:(3) 38 Trinity College, Dublin, 1886-1887; Prior's Lee Hall, Shipnal, Salop, 1888; 2 St Peter's Terrace, Bournemouth, 1894; Firewood, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, 1895; Pretoria, South Africa, 1914; Lusaka, Zambia, 1926; Kilfinane, Lusaka, Zambia, at time of death.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 664, and www.sahra.org.za , the website of the South African Heritage Resource Agency.

IB 35, 1 Feb 1893, 33.
IB 44, 8 May 1902, 1238.
RIBAJ 11 (1903-4), 71.
http://www.russell-cotes.bournemouth.gov.uk/ (2008).
Additional addresses from Ann M. Stewart, The Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts: index of exhibitors and their works 1826-1979 (1985), I, 267.

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Date: 1897-1907
Nature: New house/museum for Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes.
Refs: http://www.russell-cotes.bournemouth.gov.uk/hoshis.htm