Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect who was employed by Sir Vere Hunt, Bt, in 1813-14 to work at Curragh Chase, Co. Limerick, and on New Birmingham, the new town which Hunt had conceived.(1) On 29 June 1813 Hunt recorded in his diary that he had discussed a chapel for the new town with Neville and on 22 August that he had asked Neville to provide an elevation for a bridewell. The diary indicates that Neville was a married man and records the burial of one of his children.  He may have been the father of JOHN NEVILLE [2]. JOHN NEVILLE [2].

A John Neville was admitted to the Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture on 1 December 1791 and again on 1 March 1792.(2)


Diary of Sir Vere Hunt, NLI microfilm P 5527, 5528 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Drawing in Architecture admissions and prizewinners (in IAA).

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

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Date: 1813-14
Nature: Alts. by a 'Mr Neville' for Sir Vere Hunt.
Refs: E.McP files, citing 'P 5527, 5528'

Date: 1814
Nature: 'Mr Neville' involved in design of new town, for Sir Vere Hunt; also asked to provide elevation for bridewell.
Refs: 'P 5527, 5528' (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Brendan O'Donoghue.In Search of Fame and Fortune: the Leahy family of engineers 1780-1888 (Dublin: Geography Publications, 2006), 5