Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Leopold John Stedman was admitted to the Royal Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture on 28 January 1830 and was awarded premiums in December 1833 and December 1834.(1) In 1842 he applied unsuccessfully to succeed JOHN THOMAS PAPWORTH  JOHN THOMAS PAPWORTH as master of the School.(2) He was presumably related to the builder named Michael Stedman with whom he shared a house in Haddington Terrace at this date.  From 1843 until the end of March 1844 he was an assistant to GEORGE WILKINSON  GEORGE WILKINSON during the workhouse construction campaign.(3)

In the early 1840s two other members of the Stedman family attended the Royal Dublin Society's School of Architecture: William Deane Butler Stedman was admitted on 10 November 1842 and Matthias Stedman on 26 January 1843.(4)

Addresses:(5) 11 Haddington (Cottage) Terrace, 1839-45; 34 Kildare Street, 1845.


(1) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Drawing in Architecture admissions and prizewinners (in IAA).
(2) Royal Dublin Society Proceedings, 78/128 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(3) 10th Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners (1844).
(4) See note 2, above.
(5) From Post Office directories for 1839 and 1844 and Jones transcripts from Thom's directories. Although 'L.J. Stedman, architect' is still listed at 1(sic) Haddington Terrace in the 'List of the Nobility,Gentry, Merchants, and Traders' in the Post Office directory for 1853 this is not borne out by the street directory section.