Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Carpenter and builder, of Dublin, active from the 1830s until the 1860s. Henry Kingsmill of Merrion Street appears on a list of Dublin master carpenters and builders which was compiled in March 1834.(1)   He was the builder of Lisnavagh, Co. Carlow, designed by DANIEL ROBERTSON DANIEL ROBERTSON ; his work at Lisnavagh was the subject of a legal action brought against him by the client, Capt. W.B. McClintock-Bunbury, who accused him of 'imperfect and dishonest' workmanship.(2) He also worked at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1850(3) and was the builder of Lanyon's campanile in 1852-54.(4) His son HENRY T. KINGSMILL  HENRY T. KINGSMILL , born in Co. Wicklow circa 1824, was a student at Trinity between 1840 and 1846.(5) The Thomas William Kingsmill, who is listed as an architect at 97 Lower Mount Street in the classified section of Thom's directories for 1862 and 1863 was perhaps another son.

Addresses:(6) 95 Lower Mount Street, 1835-36; 97 Lower Mount Street, <=1839->=1863.
Home: Sidmonton, Bray, <=1853->=1863.


(1) Royal Irish Academy, Haliday MS 4B 31; this manuscript is a copy of a report presented to Daniel O'Connell in 1834 to support the argument for repealing the Act of Union by describing the catastrophic impact the Act had had on the tradesmen of Dublin.
(2) Documents relating to this dispute are in the Rathdonnell Papers, Lisnavagh, Co. Carlow, ref. L/2/6.
(3) Trinity College muniments, MUN/P/2/317.
(4) B of I files, citing DB 4, ? ? 1862, 200, but page no. incorrect.
(5) Alumni Dublinenses, 471.
(6) Information from Wilson's Dublin Directory, the Post Office Dublin Directory and Thom's Directory.