Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect active in the first quarter of the nineteenth century in Co. Wexford, where he made designs for a church at Rathaspick(1) and built Newbay House to designs by WILLIAM FARRELL. WILLIAM FARRELL. (2) See also JOHN MEASON [2]  JOHN MEASON [2] and JOHN MASON. JOHN MASON.



(1) Plan and elevation in NLI, AD 1714; according to S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 488, the church, 'a neat structure, with a square tower' was built in 1814 and enlarged in 1821.
(2) Microfilm p.1,561 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).

2 work entries listed in chronological order for MEASON, JOHN [1]

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Date: 1822-3
Nature: Built by JM to designs by William Farrell for Henry Galton.
Refs: NLI microfilm Pos.1,561 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 222.

Date: 1823-24
Nature: Vestry orders 'that two guineas be paid to John Meason for a plan and estimate for a new church', 16 Apr 1823.  JM asked to prepare plan and estimate for interior at vestry meeting ot 13 Jan 1824.  Tender of John Mason [sic] for building tower of £227.17s.2d. accepted, 3 May 1824.  'The churc, which is a neat plain building ... was rebuilt in 1823, at an expense of baout £900, aided by a grant from the lat Board of First Fruits.'(Lewis)
Refs: Plan and elevation in NLI, AD 1714; RCB Library, 'An account of of all sums of money levied for building and repairing of churches...June 1824' (information from Frank Keohane); Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 488.