Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Scottish architect, working in London, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 982-3. Between 1779 and 1781 Steuart was employed by James Hamilton, eighth Earl of Abercorn, to design a house at Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone,.(1) The house was remodelled by JOHN SOANE  JOHN SOANE in 1790 and subsequently burnt out, to be reconstructed later by RICHARD MORRISON  RICHARD MORRISON and WILLIAM VITRUVIUS MORRISON. WILLIAM VITRUVIUS MORRISON.

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(1) Letters from Steuart to 8the Earl of Abercorn, from 1779, in PRONI, Abercorn Papers, D 623 and T2541/IA/1/12;   North West Ulster, 130-131; Gervase Jackson Stops, 'Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone - I', Country Life 166, 12 Jul 1979, 87-88(illus.).

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Date: 1779-1781
Nature: New 5-bay, 3-storey house for James Hamilton, 8th Earl of Abercorn, with 3-bay loggia of coupled Tuscan columns and shallow pediment. Cost: £8,015.8s.7½d.  'This new house is all of hewn white stone not very large but very convenient and well finished' (Beaufort).
Refs: Survey elevation and plan of house before alts. by Soane in Soane Museum; account book of GS, 1779-1784, in PRONI, Abercorn Papers, D623/C/3/1 (see PRONI E-catalogue);  letters from GS to 8th Earl of Abercorn, 1780, in PRONI T2541/1A1/13/47;  MS. journal of the Rev. D.A. Beaufort, 1787-1788; John H. Gebbie, ed., The Abercorn Letters (Omagh, 1972), 135; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 130-131; Gervase Jackson Stops, 'Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone - I', Country Life, 12 Jul 1979, 87-88(illus.)