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Architect who prepared three unexecuted proposals for the Presbyterian meeting house at Banagher, Co. Derry, for the Fishmongers' Company in 1820.(1) On the evidence of the style of two of these designs, which survive in the Guildhall Library, London,(2) Shepherd may also have designed the Roman Catholic chapels at Moate, near Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh,(3) and at Maguiresbridge, Co. Fermanagh.(4)
A Robert Shepherd was admitted to the Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture in 1775 and two years later to the Schools of Figure Drawing and Landscape and Ornament Drawing.(5) In PRONI there are an elevation and plans for 'Grange Glebe House' signed by Robert Sheperd and dated 1786.(6)
(1) James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 250,Pl.160.
(2) Fishmongers' Co. 1959, f.2.
(3) North West Ulster, 360.
(4) North West Ulster, 416.
(5) Gitta Willemson, The Dublin Society Drawing Schools 1746-1876 (2000), 88.
(6) Signed drawings, 1785, in PRONI, DIO/4/22/7/5, see PRONI E-catalogue.
4 work entries listed in chronological order for SHEPHERD, ROBERT
|Building:||CO. ARMAGH?, GRANGE, GLEBE HOUSE|
|Nature:||Design for new glebe house.
Signed drawings, 1785, in PRONI, DIO/4/22/7/5, see PRONI E-catalogue.
|Building:||CO. DERRY, BANAGHER, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH|
|Nature:||3 proposals (all unexecuted) for Fishmongers' Company.|
|Refs:||James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 250,Pl.160 (2 of 3 proposals in Guildhall Library, London, Fismongers' Co. 1959, f.2)|
|Building:||CO. FERMANAGH, MAGUIRESBRIDGE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)|
|Nature:||Original design for 4-bay hall 'possibly by Robert Shepherd'. For Rev. Andrew Magonnel.|
|Refs:||Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 416|
|Building:||CO. FERMANAGH, MOATE (LISNASKEA), CHURCH (RC, FORMER)|
|Nature:||Detail 'very characteristic of the work of Robert Shepherd' (Rowan).|
|Refs:||Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 360|