Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, of Dublin, active in the first quarter of the nineteenth century.   According to his fellow tradesmen, writing in 1834, Alexander Rosborough of North Strand set up in business after 1800 and at one stage employed twenty men;  his business subsequently failed and he died insolvent.(1)   He may be the Alexander Rosborough who gave an estimate for rebuilding the rectory at Cloghran, Co. Dublin in 1808..(2)  An A. Rosborough was responsible for making the very large and striking model of the proposed design for the new Pro-Cathedral in Marlborough Street, Dublin, in or after 1814.(3)

There seem to have been several persons of this name in Dublin in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries .  See also ALEXANDER ROSBOROUGH [2]. ALEXANDER ROSBOROUGH [2].


(1) Royal Irish Academy, Haliday MS 4B 31; this manuscript is a copy of a report presented to Daniel O'Connell in 1834 to support the argument for repealing the Act of Union by describing the catastrophic impact the Act had had on the tradesmen of Dublin.
(2) [Ref. mislaid.] 
(3) Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 127.

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Date: 1808
Nature: AR gives estimate of £792 for rebuilding rectory.
Refs: Rev. B.W. Adams, …Cloghran and Santry (1883), 131