GROVES, JOHN THOMAS #
- Born: 1761ca Died: 1811
Architect, of London, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 453. In Ireland Groves designed an unusual pierced obelisk in the grounds of Garbally Park, Co. Galway, for the Earl of Clancarty, erected in 1811.(1) He also made plans for arranging and enlarging the old Post Office on College Green, Dublin, presumably in his capacity as architect to the General Post Office in London(2) and made drawings for a projected new market house at Killyleagh, Co. Down, for Lord Dufferin, probably circa 1809.(3)
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(1) Information from inscription on obelisk. According to Tadhg MacLoughlainn, Ballinasloe: a story of a community over the past 200 years (1971), 38, the monument was actually the spire of St John's CI church, Kilclooney, destroyed by fire in 1899, after which the spire was moved to the demesne.
(2) NA/SPO 554/403/10 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(3) PRONI, D/D1071/B/C/42 (see PRONI E-catalogue).
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|Building:||CO. DOWN, KILLYLEAGH, MARKET HOUSE|
|Nature:||Designs for proposed new market house, for James Blackwood (who became 2nd Baron Dufferin in 1808). (Not executed.)
Drawings in PRONI, D1071/B/C/42 (see PRONI E-catalogue).
|Building:||CO. GALWAY, GARBALLY PARK (BALLINASLOE)|
|Nature:||Obelisk in grounds of unusual pierced design, 'erected from a design presented gratuitously by J.T. Groves, Esq.'. For Richard Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty.|
|Refs:||Inscription on obelisk; according to Tadhg MacLoughlainn, Ballinasloe: a story of a community over the past 200 years (1971), 38, the monument was actually the spire of St John's CI church, Kilclooney, destroyed by fire in 1899, after which the spire was moved to the demesne.|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, POST OFFICE (OLD)|
|Nature:||Plans for arranging and enlarging commented on by Francis Johnson.|
|Refs:||NA/SPO 554/403/10 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)|