Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and 'CE', of Dublin. Alfred Richard Mosley, who was born in 1823 or 1824 was probably a son or brother of William Mosley (or Moseley), jeweller, of 46 Wicklow Street, which he gave as his own address in 1849. Alfred Mosley exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy between 1847 and 1849(1) and at the Royal Dublin Society's Exhibition of Manufactures in 1850.(2) He died at the age of sixty on 13 January 1884. He may possibly have given up architecture for other pursuits for a time: Thom's Directory for 1863 lists an A.R. Mosley, 'professor of music, organist and pianoforte tuner' with an address at 10 Great Brunswick Street, but he is listed as an architect in the trades directory section of Thom's Directory for 1875 and described as 'CE' on his tombstone in Mount Jerome Cemetery.

Addresses: 46 Wicklow Street, 1849; 5 Camden Street Lower, 1875



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the inscription on Mosley's tombstone in Mount Jerome Cemetery, kindly supplied by Brendan O'Donoghue.

(1) Works exhibited are as follows: Model of Duleek House, Howth, the seat of William MacDougall, Esq. (1847, no. 421); Design and model of a proposed monument to the memory of the late Daniel O'Connell, Esq., MP (1848, no. 323); Monument - designed and modelled in Card ( 1848, no. 325; Model of a Marine residence (1849, no. 413).
(2) B 8, 17 Aug 1850, 392, mentions his design or designs for a monument or monuments; these are probably the ones which he exhibited at the RHA in 1848.

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Date: 1847
Nature: ARM exhibits model of 'Duleek House, Howth - the seat of William MacDougall Esq.' at RHA 1847 (MacDougall's address given as 'Drumlish House', Howth, in PO Directory for 1853 and subsequent directories).
Refs: RHA 1847, no. 421