Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County Surveyor for the Southern Division of the East Riding of Co. Cork and afterwards Principal Assistant Engineer to the Board of Public Works. Green was born on 9 December 1845, the second son of Abraham Green of Essendon, Herts. He was educated at Bedford Public School, where he showed a great aptitude for science and mathematics. On leaving school he was placed by his guardians with C.H. Gough, resident engineer on the Mid-Sussex Railway, with whom he spent a two-year pupilage. He then became assistant to R. Jacomb-Hood, who placed him as resident engineer on the Lewes and Uckfield Railway. Upon leaving this position, he set up his own practice at Hertford. In 1872, at the age of twenty-six, he came first in the Irish County Surveyorships examination, gaining 120 points more than the candidate placed second. He was appointed County Surveyor to Southern Division of the East Riding of Cork in August of that year.(1) In June 1774,(2) on the promotion of ROBERT MANNING  ROBERT MANNING from Principal Assistant Engineer to the Board of Public Works to Principal Engineer, he obtained the post of Assistant Engineer, having successfully taken part in another competitive examination for this post. Green was only forty when he died on 26 September 1886 at Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. He is described as a man of 'singular piety', who, 'although possessed of great intellectual powers, was simple and gentle in character'. He was married and had children.

ICEI: elected member, 3 Feb 1775;(3) reads papers, 15 Mar 1878 and 6 Apr 1881 (see BIBLIOGRAPHY BIBLIOGRAPHY ); council member, 1885-6.(4)
Inst. CE: elected member 17 Jan 1877.

Addresses: Dundrum Lodge, Dundrum, 1875;(5) 10 Garville Ave Upr, Rathgar, 1883.(6)


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the memoir of Green in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 88 (1886-87), 437-8. A briefer notice of his death appears in TICEI 18 (1886-7), report of council, p.2.

(1) O'Donoghue.
(2) O'Donoghue.
(3) TICEI 11 (1874-6), 8.
(4) Jones transcripts from TICEI lists of officers in Thom's Directories.
(5) Post Office Directory 1875.
(6) Thom's Directory 1883.

Author Title Date Details
Green, Charles Frederick 'On Railway Bridge Platforms' 1878;1879 IB 20, 15 Mar 1878, 94-95; TICEI 86 (1876-1879), 86-118.
Green, Charles Frederick 'On Light Railways, or remunerative railways for thinly populated districts' 1881 IB 21, 15 Apr 1881, ?; TICEI 13 (1879-1881), 195-226.