Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Surveyor, valuer of estates and land agent, of Dublin. William Longfield was a son of JOHN LONGFIELD [1]  JOHN LONGFIELD [1] and inherited his business. He retired circa 1850. His death, which took place in July 1870, was reported at the opening meeting of the 1870-71 session of the RIAI on 24 November, when his 'keen interest in and appreciation of architecture as a science and fine art' was noted.(1) THOMAS HENRY LONGFIELD THOMAS HENRY LONGFIELD , who was probably his son, continued to live at 19 Harcourt Street. JOHN LONGFIELD [2]  JOHN LONGFIELD [2] who was living at 19 Harcourt Street in 1863 may have been another son.

RIAI: elected honorary associate, 20 December 1849.(2)
RIA: elected member, 1859.

Addresses:(3) 63 Upper Baggot Street, <=1839->=1841; 19 Harcourt Street, <=1844 ->=1866.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Sarah Bendall, ed., Dictionary of Land Surveyors and Local Map-Makers of Great Britain and Ireland 1530-1850 (2nd edition, 1997),II, 322.

(1) IB 12, 1 Dec 1870, 285.
(2) RIAI, special general meeting minutes, 20 Dec 1849, 65.
(3) From Pettigrew & Oulton's, Post Office and Thom's directories.