MYDDLETON, RICHARD WHARTON (COL) #
- Born: 1795 Died: 1885
English military engineer. Colonel Richard Wharton Myddleton of Old Park, Co. Durham,(1) a veteran of the Penisular War and uncle of Mary, wife of the third Earl of Rosse, designed the Vaubanesque fortifications surrounding Birr Castle, Co. Offaly, in 1846-48.(2)
(1) For whom see Burke's Landed Gentry (1894), II, 2184.
(2) Mark Girouard, 'Birr Castle, Co. Offaly - III', Country Life 138, 11 Mar 1965, 528-9.
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|Building:||CO. OFFALY, BIRR CASTLE|
|Nature:||Designed Vaubanesque fortifications surrounding castle.|
|Refs:||Mark Girouard, 'Birr Castle, Co. Offaly - III', Country Life 138, 11 Mar 1965, 528-9.|