PAXTON, JOSEPH (SIR) #
- Born: 1803 Died: 1865
English landscape architect and architect, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 331-2, Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects, &c. Paxton was a protegé of the sixth Duke of Devonshire, by whom he was employed on the gardens at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, for over thirty years. In Ireland Paxton and his son-in-law GEORGE HENRY STOKES , remodelled the duke's Irish seat, Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford, from 1853 onwards. Work on the Carlisle Tower was still unfinished when the duke died early in 1858 and was never completed.(1) According to Bence-Jones, Paxton also designed a conservatory at Shankill Castle, Co. Kilkenny for James Kearney Aylward in 1861.(2)
See WORKS, for Irish works only.
(1) For an account of this work, see Mark Girouard, 'Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford - II', Country Life 136, 13 Aug 1964, 393 .
(2) Bence-Jones, Mark, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 258.
3 work entries listed in chronological order for PAXTON, JOSEPH (SIR) #
|Building:||CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE|
|Nature:||Remodelling, with George Henry Stokes, for 6th Duke of Devonshire. Works carried out under inspection of John Brown. FS of Carlisle Tower laid Oct 1855. Tower still unfinished at Duke's death in 1858 and never completed as designed.|
|Refs:||B 11, 30 Jul 1853, 484; 13, 13 Oct 1855, 492; Building News 4, ? ? 1858, 38(illus.); DB 7, 15 May 1865, 132; IB 11, 1 Oct 1869, 218; APSD, L, 108; Mark Girouard, 'Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford - II', Country Life 136, 13 Aug 1964, 393 .|
|Building:||CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, BRIDGE|
JP consulted by Duke of Devonshire re rebuilding of bridge, 1856.
|Refs:||Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 307-8|
|Building:||CO. KILKENNY, SHANKILL CASTLE|
|Nature:||Conservatory opening from drawing room, for James Kearney Aylward. (Removed 1961)|
|Refs:||Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 258|