Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and measurer, of Dublin. For four years in succession, between 1832 and 1835, John Mettam was awarded prizes by the Royal Dublin Society's School of Architectural Drawing.(1) In 1842 he applied unsuccessfully to succeed JOHN THOMAS PAPWORTH  JOHN THOMAS PAPWORTH as master of the School.(2) He appears in the directories from 1843 until 1853 or later, his address being given throughout as 3 Wentworth Terrace.


(1) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Architectural Drawing admissions and prizewinners (in IAA); Mettam was awarded 1 of 7 unclassed premiums on 20 Dec 1832, 12 Dec 1833 and 18 Dec 1834, and 1 of 8 unclassed premiums on 17 Dec 1835.
(2) John Turpin, A School of Art in Dublin since the 18th Century (1995), 106.