WHITE, JOHN #
- Born: 1747ca Died: 1813
Architect, of London, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (3rd edn., 1995), 1042. John White was employed by the fifth Duke of Devonshire to add wings to Chiswick House, Middlesex, in 1788, which suggests that he is the 'Jno White', whose designs for an inn and almshouses at Lismore, Co. Waterford, prepared for the fifth Duke on 5 April 1793, are in the Lismore Castle archives. The almshouse design is entitled 'Plan and elevation of six alms houses at Lismore/Ireland', which could imply a non-native architect. White's authorship of the inn design, which was duly executed, would seem to be indicated by the fact that an almost identical design - more accurately representing the marked fall of the ground towards the back of the building - was produced by JOHN ROBERTS  of Waterford, on 19 June 1793; Roberts was presumably executant architect on White's behalf.
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|Building:||CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, INN|
|Nature:||Plans and elevations.|
|Refs:||3 sheets of plans, sections and elevations signed 'Jno White/5 Apr 1793' in Lismore Castle archives (photocopies in IAA)|
|Building:||CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, ALMSHOUSES|
|Nature:||Design for 6 almshouses.|
|Refs:||'Plan and elevation of six alms houses at Lismore/Ireland' , s & d.5 Apr 1793, in Lismore Castle archives.|