NEVILLE, JOHN 
- Born: - Died: -
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 .
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)
(1) Diary of Sir Vere Hunt, NLI microfilm P 5527, 5528 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(2) 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 
|Building:||CO. LIMERICK, CURRAGH CHASE|
|Nature:||Alts. by a 'Mr Neville' for Sir Vere Hunt.|
|Refs:||E.McP files, citing 'P 5527, 5528'|
|Building:||CO. TIPPERARY, NEW BIRMINGHAM|
|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|