REID, ROBERT #
- Born: 1774 Died: 1856
Scottish architect, of Edinburgh, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 847-849. For Ireland Reid made designs for the new county gaol at Downpatrick, which were approved by the Grand Jury in 1820, by the Lord Lieutenant in 1823 and by FRANCIS JOHNSTON , architect to the Board of Works, in 1824.(1) It is not clear whether his design was superseded by plans of JOHN LYNN  or whether Lynn supervised the erection of Reid's design.
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(1) NA/SPO CSORP 1823/6726 and 1827/1956 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
1 work entries listed in chronological order for REID, ROBERT #
|Building:||CO. DOWN, DOWNPATRICK, COUNTY GAOL (NEW)|
|Nature:||RR's plans approved by Grand Jury, 1820, by Lord Lieutenant, 1823, and by F. Johnston, 1824. Apparently built under supervision of John Lynn, q.v.
NA/SPO CSORP 1823/6726 and 1827/1956 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); plans by RR, 1820, in PRONI, D2992/B/2A-D, also letter from Matthew Forde to Lord Downshire, Jan 1824, about RR's remuneration for same, D671/C/12/286 (see PRONI e-catalogue).