Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County surveyor for Co. Monaghan, 1854-1891. William Carroll appears to have been a son of William Carroll, merchant, of 11 Eccles Street, Dublin,(1) and a brother of FREDERICK ARNOLD CARROLL FREDERICK ARNOLD CARROLL . He served a pupilage with JACOB OWEN JACOB OWEN , after which he was employed by ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL  ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL on various railways, including the Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton line. He was appointed county surveyor for Co. Monaghan in March 1854. Very shortly after the Monaghan appointment, he was transferred to the county and city of Waterford, but only remained in the post from September 1854 until March 1855; he then returned to Monaghan, exchanging posts with CHARLES TARRANT CHARLES TARRANT , who had succeeded him in Monaghan and now moved to Waterford. He remained in the Monaghan post until 1891, when he resigned on health grounds with a pension of £267(2) and was succeeded by JAMES HERON [1] JAMES HERON [1] . He died on 27 July 1897 at the age of seventy-four and was buried in Deansgrange cemetery, Co. Dublin. His wife, Lucy Agnes, survived him.

ICEI: elected member, 1874; no longer on list of members for 1887.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI admissions applications, I, 137, and from Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 124-5, which gives the fullest account of Carroll's career.

(1) The Post Office Annual Directory for 1839 lists William Carroll, merchant at 11 Eccles Street; the 1844 and 1847 editions show only a Mrs Carroll. Shaw's Directory for 1850 and the 1853 and 1857 editions of the Post Office Annual Directoryshow William Carroll, civil engineer, Edward A. Carroll and Frederick Carroll, CE, at the same address. The latter may have been Frederick Arnold Carroll, who was elected a member of ICEI in 1874 (see ICEI admissions applications, I, 136).
(2) Northern Standard, 4 Jul 1891.