JONES, JOHN PHILPOT
- Born: 1829/30 Died: 1873
Irish architect practising in London, circa 1857-1873, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 1040. John Philpot Jones, who was born in Cork circa 1830,(1) came to London in the 1850s. Two of the earliest works he exhibited at the Royal Academy were both competition designs for buildings in Cork: the Town Hall (1857, no. 1090) and the church of SS. Peter and Paul (1859, nos. 1076, 1113).(2) In 1857 he also submitted an entry in the competition for the Ulster Bank head office in Belfast, with a design which 'borrowed freely from the Army and Navy Club'.(3) He is mentioned in the Dublin Builder in 1859 as having won a competition for a new prison at Genoa and as having designed two prisons in Turin;(4) in 1860 the same journal reproduced his project for the War Office in London.(5) He was one of the many entrants in the Cork Church of Ireland Cathedral competition of 1862-3.(6) Jones was working with Edward Salomons in the early 1870s but but died in June 1873 at the age of forty-three;(7) the following year Salomons exhibited a design at the Royal Academy by himself and 'the late J.P. Jones' (1874, no. 1126). Jones had married an English wife and had two daughters who were born in London in the late 1850s.(8)
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(1) English census returns, 1871.
(2) For Jones's highly critical view of the SS. Peter & Paul's Church competition, see his letter in DB 1, 1 May 1859, 59-60.
(3) Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 21 (Feb 1858), 57.
(4) DB 1, 1 Apr 1859, 89.
(5) DB 2, 1 Jan 1860, 179,181(illus.).
(6) Design described in DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 66 (citing B 21, 28 Mar 1863, 217-8).
(7) www.freebmd.rootsweb.com (last visited, Jun 2012).
(8) See note 1, above.
3 work entries listed in chronological order for JONES, JOHN PHILPOT
|Building:||CO. CORK, CORK, SULLIVAN'S QUAY, TOWN HALL (PROPOSED)|
|Refs:||RA 1857, no. 1090. (For further refs. to this project, see B 7, 10 Feb 1849, 70; 9, 22 Feb,12 Jul,13 Dec 1851, 124,437,791; 10, 21 Feb 1852, 23.)|
|Building:||CO. CORK, CORK, SS. PETER & PAUL PLACE, CHURCH OF SS. PETER & PAUL (RC)|
|Refs:||RA 1859, nos. 1076,1113; B 17, 2,9 Apr 1859, 241,258; DB 1, 1 May 1859, 59-60; Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 22 (Jun 1859), 179.|
|Building:||CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)|
|Nature:||Competition entrant. Design exh. at Architectural Exhibition, London, Apr 1863; 'a large and showy sepia drawing, but so coarse in its features, wit the additional absurdity of a host of sham gables, that it is quite an exception to the rules by which in the present day we are taught to be guided' (Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal)
DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 66 (citing B 21, 28 Mar 1863, 217-8); Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26, (Apr 1863), 91.