Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, carpenter and builder, of Dublin, active in the first and second quarters of the nineteenth century. William Scallan appears in Wilson's Dublin Directory from 1817 to 1820 as a carpenter and builder at 3 Pembroke Street, in Pigot & Co.'s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory (1824) as a carpenter at 33 North Frederick Street, in Wilson' Dublin Directory again from 1831 to 1834 as an architect, carpenter and builder at 33 North Frederick Street, (1) and from 1835 to 1837 as an architect and builder at 34 North Frederick Street. William Scallan of North Frederick Street appears on a list of Dublin master carpenters and builders compiled in 1834(2) and was a vice-patron of the Aged and Infirm Carpenters' Association in 1837.(3)   He has disappeared from the directories by 1839. A transcript of his will, dated 1836, is in the National Archives.(4)


(1) The street number 22 which is given in 1831 is presumably a misprint.
(2) 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.
(3) Freeman's Journal, 23 Jan 1837.
(4) Index of Irish Wills 1484-1858 (Eneclann CD-ROM), Document ID 58906).