Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Sandham Symes, the third son of Sandham Symes, attorney, and his first wife, Barbara Warren, was born in 1807. After training as an architect under WILLIAM FARRELL WILLIAM FARRELL , he set up in practice in his father's house in Dominick Street. He lived and worked in the same house for the rest of his life. He never married, but his sister Barbara's sons RICHARD SANDHAM SWAN  RICHARD SANDHAM SWAN and Joseph Percival Swan appear to have lived with him for many years.

In 1842 Symes applied unsuccessfully to succeed JOHN THOMAS PAPWORTH  JOHN THOMAS PAPWORTH as architect to the Royal Dublin Society.(1) According to his obituary in the Irish Builder, he 'carried out works in many of our public institutions, such as St Patrick's, Steevens', and the Rotunda Hospital, &c., and for the Board of Erasmus Smith's Schools'. In 1854 he was appointed architect to the Bank of Ireland. In this capacity he designed branch banks all over Ireland. The Bank of Ireland holds a large collection of his designs and an album of his survey drawings of bank premises throughout the country.(2) He retired from the post in 1879, when he was succeeded by the partnership of RICHARD CHAYTOR MILLAR  RICHARD CHAYTOR MILLAR and WILLIAM JOHN SYMES WILLIAM JOHN SYMES , the latter being the son of a cousin.(3) He became an associate of the RIAI in 1844 (see below) and was the oldest surviving member at the time of his death.

Symes died 'within a few days of entering his eighty-eighth year' on 27 June 1894 and was buried in Mount Jerome cemetery. His obituary in the Irish Builder notes that he was 'particularly remarked for his neat and quiet taste, also for his great accuracy, and his unswerving integrity and uprightness'. It also comments on his 'great energy'. Although he was lame from boyhood, he travelled widely - in Britain, Europe, the Middle East and North America - and once made an ascent in a balloon from the Rotunda Gardens.(4) An album of drawings by him which was sold in 1981(5) contains sketches made on a tour to Devonshire, the Isle of Wight, York and Liverpool in 1836, while one of his two visits in North America - made in 1841 - resulted in a model of the Niagara Falls which he exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1843.(6) Sketches of the Waterloo battlefield and 'My window at Cologne' in the possession of William Harvey of Glasgow(7) record a visit to Germany and Belgium in the late summer of 1843. A sea cruise to Egypt and the Holy Land in August and September 1860 was recorded in a sketchbook(7) and was followed five years later by a lecture to the RIAI on the Pyramids (see below and BIBLIOGRAPHY BIBLIOGRAPHY ).

The Irish Architectural Archive holds an undated perspective view by Symes of his design for Ladywell, Co. Westmeath (Acc. 82/18).

AAI: elected member, 1873.(8)
RIAI: elected associate, 29 January 1844;(9) member, 1854;(10) council member, 1854(11)-1865;(12)1887;(13) delivers paper on 'A vist to the pyramids at Geezah', 21 December 1865;(14) delevers paper on 'Little Things', 17 Jan 1867;(13) reads paper on 'Some account of the Bank of Ireland', 19 Dec 1867;(14) presented with illuminated and framed address on his retiring from office of hon. treasurer which he had held for over 20 years, 17 December 1887;(15) vice-president, 1872-1875.(16)

Address: 58 Dominick Street Lower.(17)

See WORKS and BIBLIOGRAPHY BIBLIOGRAPHY



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from family documents and drawings in the possession of Glascott Symes, The King's Hospital, Palmerstown, from Symes's obituary in IB 36, 15 Jul 1894, 169, and from Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988. Glascott Symes owns a self-portrait silhoutte of Symes , seated with a stick and a crutch.

(1) Royal Dublin Society Proceedings 78/128 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(2) Photographs in IAA.
(3) IB 21, 15 Jul 1879, 223.
(4) Described by him in Saunders's News Letter, 31 Aug 1848.
(5) Sold by Rosie Black.
(6) No. 1843.
(7) In the collection of Glascott Symes (photocopies in IAA).
(7) The late William Harvey (a descendant of Sandham Symes), 86 Beechwood Drive, Broomhill, Glasgow, also held a number of architectural designs by - or formerly belonging to - Symes as well as Symes's passport of 1856 and his 'Cabinet of Curiosities'.
(8) IB 15, 1 Apr,1 May 1873, 89,127.
(9) RIAI minutes, 29 Jan 1844, 47.
(10) B 12, 11 Mar 1854, 133.
(11) B 12, 25 Nov 1854, 606.
(12) Jones transcripts from Thom's directories.
(13) IB 29, 1 Jan 1887, 3.
(14) RIAI general meeting minutes, 21 Dec 1865, 172.
(15) RIAI general meeting minutes, 17 Jan 1867, 201.
(14) RIAI general meeting minutes, 19 Dec 1867, 216.
(15) RIAI council meeting minutes, 3 Oct 1887, 258; general meeting minutes, 17 Dec 1887, 286.
(16) Jones transcripts from Thom's directories.
(17) Previously numbered 52 and 55.


80 work entries listed in chronological order for SYMES, SANDHAM


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, CROFTON ROAD?, HOUSES
Date: 1837
Nature: Proposed design for laying out plot of ground belonging to Mr Kerwin facing Royal Harbour exh. RHA,1837.
Refs: RHA 1837, no. 222

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, BRIGHTON CLIFF, MOUNT EAGLE
Date: 1838ca
Nature: New villa, for Robert Warren (SS's maternal grandfather). Completed by 1843.
Refs: Design of villa 'now erecting', RHA 1838, no. 201, and 'as erected', 1843, no. 621; Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 14-16, Pls.18-28

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, KILLINEY CASTLE
Date: 1840a
Nature: Castellated additions (corner towers, side wings and porch) possibly by SS. For Robert Warren (SS's grandfather).
Refs: Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 17-18; Mary Cecilia Lyons, Illustrated Incumbered Estates Ireland, 1850-1905 (1993), 239-241, Pl. VII

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, VICTORIA CASTLE
Date: 1841a
Nature: Probably designed by SS as on the estate of his grandfather Robert Warren..
Refs: Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 16-17; Mary Cecilia Lyons, Illustrated Incumbered Estates Ireland, 1850-1905 (1993), 239-242, Pl. VIII

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, CROFTON ROAD, ROYAL ST GEORGE YACHT CLUB
Date: 1842
Nature: Proposed conversion of hull of a West Indiaman into a floating clubhouse.
Refs: Plans and elevations, s. & d.1842, in collection of Royal St George Yacht Club (photographs in IAA); Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 43, Pl.102

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENAGEARY, GLENAGEARY ROAD UPPER, ALTADORE
Date: 1844
Nature: House for John Aylmer.
Refs: Unsigned perspective view in collection of William Harvey (a descendant of Sandham Symes), 86 Beechwood Drive, Broomhill, Glasgow; Design exh RHA 1844, no. 400; Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 22, Pls. 44-46; Peter Pearson, Between the Mountains and the Sea (Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, 1998), 137(illus.),138

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Date: 1844
Nature: SS wins competition for laying out plot of ground belinging to Balbriggan Building Co., Mar 1844. Design exh. RHA.
Refs: RHA 1844, no. 408

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, LADYWELL
Date: 1845a
Nature: House for Ross Mahon, Esq. Design exh. RHA 1845.
Refs: RHA 1845, no., 473; signed, undated perspective view (possibly the preceding) in IAA, Acc. 082/018; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 303; Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 22-24, Pls.47-57

Building: CO. GALWAY, COLMANSTOWN, FARM
Date: 1850
Nature: Model farm, for Society of Friends.
Refs: Plan exh. Rha 1850, no. 359

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MALAHIDE, MALAHIDE CASTLE
Date: 1850
Nature: Proposed improvements and repairs to roof.  For James Talbot, 3rd  Baron Talbot of Malahide.
Refs: Roof plan, s. & dated 17 Apr 1850 and inscr. 'Plan of improvements and repairs to be made at Malahide Castle' in  Talbot Papers, Bodleian Library MS  b 122 (R) (information from Frank Keohane).

Building: CO. TYRONE, AUGHNACLOY, JACKSON ALMSHOUSES
Date: 1851-54;1855?
Nature: New almshouses, built and endowed by Dr Alexander Jackson, MD, Dublin, native of Aughnacloy, who left £10,000 for this object. Local sandstone. Opened 10 Jul 1854; 'cottage-like Tudor range…with verandas, half-dormers, and three projecting gables across the main front' (Rowan).  Tenders invited 'for erecting and almshouse' invited by Rev. Mr McIlwaine, Feb 1855 (is this an addition, or a separate institution?).
Refs: B 9, 3 May 1851, 281; 12, 19 Aug 1854, 443;  Armagh Guardian, 16 Feb 1855;  Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 115

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MALAHIDE, PUBLIC BATHS
Date: 1853
Nature: Proposed public baths on site to N of Grand Hotel. Unexecuted. For James Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot de Malahide. Unexecuted.
Refs: Plan, dated 1853, in Talbot Papers, Bodleian Library MS  b 124 (R) (information from Frank Keohane).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MALAHIDE, CHURCH ROAD, CHURCH OF ST ANDREW (CI)
Date: 1853
Nature: Proposed addition of new galleries. (Carried out by William Mayor, Dublin?). For James Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot de Malahide.
Refs: Plans for new galleries, signed and annotated 'Plans referred to by letter of agreement dated 9th May 1853 William Mayor'  in Talbot Papers, Bodleian Library MS  b 124 (R) (information from Frank Keohane).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 017 (UNIVERSITY CLUB)
Date: 1853
Nature: Extension to rere, including billiards room, raquet court, washrooms and servants bedrooms. Contractors: George Farrell, William Moyers. (Extension sold, May 1968, and later demolished.)
Refs: Designs in Kildare St & University Club repr. in Paul Caffrey, Kildare Street & University Club: Catalogue of the the collection (2003), 75 (nos. 45-49).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, DE VESCI TERRACE, GORTLEIGHTRAGH
Date: 1854-1855
Nature: Alts. & repairs, for James Robert Stewart.. House, built in late 1840s, probably also by SS.
Refs: Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 29-30, citing payments to SS in J.R. Stewart's account book, Oct 1854 and Dec 1855

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, CROFTON ROAD, ROYAL ST GEORGE YACHT CLUB
Date: 1855
Nature: Proposed new porch and E wing with N apse to match existing W wing. Not executed. New windows in existing porticos.
Refs: Drawing(s), s. & d. 8 Sep 1855, and letter, 15 Sep 1855, in NA, OPW drawings and MSS

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, BELVEDERE
Date: 1857
Nature: Proposed imps., for Charles Brinsley Marlay.
Refs: Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 30-32, Pls.74-82, citing 2 sets of drawings by SS, dated Sep & Oct 1857

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LITTLE BRAY, RAVENSWELL
Date: 1857
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 2 greenhouses to designs by SS.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 11 Sep 1857.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 047
Date: 1858
Nature: '...a two-bay C18 brick house remodelled in 1858 as an upholstery warehouse by S. Symes' (Casey).
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 516.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROSCREA, CASTLE STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1858-59
Nature: New branch bank with residences for agent and sub-agent, completed May 1859; 5-bay 2 storey, with central archway, 'somewhat in the Italian style'. Local sandstone and Coalisland firebrick.. Contractor: J.J. Bagnell, Athlone. Cost: £2,500.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1858, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I); DB 1, 1 Jun 1859, 75; B 17, 2 Jul 1859, 444

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, KILLINEY HILL ROAD, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1858-59
Nature: New church to accommodate 250, on site presented by Robert Warren, who also contributed considerable sum towards expense of building.  Early English style, with enclosing wall and gate; tower in SW angle, also forming porch; gallery; robing room attached. FS laid 1 Sep 1857 or 16 Mar 1858.  Opened, 15 May 1859. Builder: Moyers. Cost: £1,500. 
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 1, no. 18 (Sep 1857), 361; DB 1, 1 Jun 1859, 69;  2, 1 Nov 1860, 363;   B 17, 2 Jul 1859, 443; exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 292.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, SCHOOL
Date: 1859
Nature: New school house with teacher's accommodation, for George Woods of Milverton Hall. Italian character; coursed Milverton stone, with wrought dressings and chimneys of brick. Enclosed by neat surrounding walls. Builder: James Caffry, Balbariggan. Cost will exceed £600..
Refs: B 17, 5 Mar,20 Aug 1859, 173, 556; DB 1, 1 Jul,1 Aug 1859, 89,93

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S STREET SOUTH GREAT, NO. 075-88 (PIM BROS.)
Date: 1859
Nature: New façade for 'monster house' with ornamental plasterwork by Hogan & Son. Contractor: Roberts, Appian Way. (Demolished in 1970s.)
Refs: DB 1, 1 May,1 Dec 1859, 55, 160; Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 43-44, Pl.103

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL PLACE, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1859
Nature: New bank in progress Aug 1859. Italianate. 60 ft, 3 storey frontage. Newry granite with Portland stone dressings. Clerk of Works: R. O'Brien. Contractor: R. & J. Fulton. Expected to cost over £7,500. (Demolished 1965.)
Refs: B 16, 10 Apr,28 Aug 1858, 250,591; 17, 4 Jun,20 Aug 1859, 374,556; DB 1, 1 Aug 1859, 99

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TIPPERARY, MAIN STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1859-1860
Nature: New, 6-bay, 3-storey building with 4 centraL bays breaking forward. Brick with Portland stone dressings. Completed end 1860.
Refs: Design, s & d. 1859, plan & elevation in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65; DB 1, 1 Jun 1859, 75; DB 3, 15 Jan 1861, 409.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET (& CAVENDISH ROW), ROTUNDA (ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1860
Nature: Erection of gallery, for Governors of Rotunda Buildings. Contractor: George Farrell.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Apr 1860., 236

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, QUAY, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1860
Nature: New 4-bay, 3-storey branch bank.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1860, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I);  plan & elevation in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65.

Building: CO. MEATH, HARTLANDS (CLONMELLON)
Date: 1861
Nature: New house to be erected for Capt. Richard Donaldson. Italianate, with campanile and bold projecting eaves; 'evidently reflecting Symes's interest in the Clydside villas of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson'(Rowan & Casey). Tenders invited Mar 1861.
Refs: DB 23, 15 Mar,1 Apr 1861, 460,472;  Irish Times, 16 Mar 1861;  Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 213-4; Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 24-26, Pls. 58-64

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BOW LANE, ST PATRICK'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1861;1866;1869
Nature: Proposed new laundry and residence for laundress & assistants, 1861, restoration of drying closet, 1866;  proposed new kitchen, 1866; proposed installation of lavatories, warm baths and shower baths, 1869.
Refs: Plans, Mar 1861, Mar 1866, Oct 1866, Nov 1869, and estimate for kitchen, Oct 1866, in St Patrick's Hospital archives, F/9/8f, F/9/8g,F/9/9a, F/9/10a,b,c.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, HOUSE (BLACKHALL?)
Date: 1862
Nature: New house for John Baker, JP. Cost: £2000. Baker advertises 'recently erected' 5-bedroomed house in 17 acres, one mile from the sea, Apr 1864.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Sep 1862, 237; General Advertiser, 23 Apr 1864

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MALAHIDE, HOUSES (008)
Date: 1862
Nature: Proposed development of 4 pairs of semi-detached houses to be built at E end of main street overlooking promenade terminating in Grand Hotel. For James Talbot, 1st  Baron Talbot de Malahide. Unexecuted.
Refs: Plans & elevations, initialled and dated 21 Apr 1862 in Talbot Papers, Bodleian Library MS  b 129 (R) (information from Frank Keohane).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAROLD'S CROSS ROAD, MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY, CUSACK MEMORIAL
Date: 1863
Nature: Cusack family mausoleum 'now erecting'; 'lofty granite base surmounted by ten columns of Portland stone, bearing an entablature and covering slab having a marble sarcophagus beneath'. Cost about £500. Ss a trustee of affairs of James W. Cusack, MD, who left money for mausoleum in his will.
Refs: DB 5, 1 Mar 1863, 39

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARY STREET, ST MARY'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1863
Nature: Replacement of 'unsightly boundary walls next Jervis Street and Stafford Street' with new railings with wicket gates in progress. Also removal of unsightly building on corner of Mary St and Jervis St and their replacement with railings. Builder: Hudson. Stonework by John Cunningham, Dalkey. Ironwork by Murphy, Church St.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 4, no. 31 (15 Jan 1862), 372; no. 48, 15 Jun 1863, 797;  IB 4,30 Sep 1862;  DB 5, 1 Mar 1863, 38

Building: CO. DUBLIN, ARDGILLAN CASTLE
Date: 1863
Nature: Addition of smoking room 'and other improvements' for Col. Thomas Edward Taylour, MP.
Refs: Specification, signed by S, Symes and James Caffrey, 17 Jul 1863, among Headfort estate papers in NLI (photocopy in IAA, RP.D.253.7).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STEEVENS'S LANE, STEEVENS'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1863;1864
Nature: Improvements to laundry, 1863; new roof and improvements to attic, 1864..
Refs: 3 designs for new roof & improvements to attic, signed S. Symes, 30 Molesworth Street (i.e. Buswell's Hotel), 30 Nov 1864, in IAA, Alan Hope Collection, Acc. 86/127; DB 5, 1 Aug 1863, 133; Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 44, Pls.104,105

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SANTRY COURT
Date: 1863;1871-72
Nature: Proposed business room, entrance to kennel, bow window for dining room, 1863. Proposed gate lodges, cottages, offices, stables, &c., 1871-72.. Tenders sought for erecting farmhouse & offices, stable offices, and three single dwellings for Sir C.W. Domvile, Feb 1871..
Refs: Signed and dated drawings in NLI, AD 2385-2425, 2428, 2438, 2444,2455; IB 13, 15 Feb 1871, notices of contract

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TIPPERARY, ABBEY SCHOOL
Date: 1863a
Nature: Addition, comprising infirmary and assistants' apartments, 'lately built' for Governors of Erasmus Smith's Schools. Builder: Patrick Scanlon.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Mar 1863, 54

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, DUNBODEN
Date: 1866
Nature: Sundry works, for Col. Joshua Cooper. Builder: George Moyers.
Refs: DB 8, 15 Aug 1866, 209

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, LIBERTY SQUARE, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1866
Nature: New 4-bay, 2-storey branch bank. Conversion of existing premises?
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1866, plan & elevation in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65; DB 8, 1 May 1866, 119

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, SCHOOL
Date: 1866
Nature: New school house at north end of town.
Refs: DB 8, 1 Feb 1866, 42

Building: CO. DUBLIN, THE NAUL, HOUSES
Date: 1866
Nature: 'a line of isolated dwellings for country artisans' built at Naul on estate of George Woods of Milverton Hall. Builder: James Coffey, Balbriggan.
Refs: DB 8, 15 Jan 1866, 28

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, HIGH STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1867-68
Nature: New baranch bank. 5-bay, 3-storey with parapet. Tenders invited, Jan-Feb 1867. Contractor: A. & N. Hammond, Sheephouse, Drogheda.
Refs: Design, s & d. 1868, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I)Armagh Guardian, 4 Jan 1867;   IB 9, 1,15 Feb 1867, 38,51;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 508.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NELSON MONUMENT
Date: 1868
Nature: Repairs and repointing. Contractor: John Nolan.
Refs: IB 10, 1 Nov 1868, 267

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ARKLOW, MAIN STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1868
Nature: New 3-storey branch bank on corner site.
Refs: Drawing, s. & d. 1868, plan & elevation in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65.

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, PARADE, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1868
Nature: New branch bank with residences for agent and sub-agent on corner of Parade.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1868, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1868
Nature: New court house at entrance to town fronting harbour. Architect Mr Sims'. Contractors: Campbell & Lyons.  Opened for petty sessions, 21 Sep 1868.
Refs: Irish Times, 22 Sep 1868.

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, SHIPQUAY STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1868-1870
Nature: New branch bank with accommodation for agent on upper floors and for sub-agent at rear facing Magazine St. On site formerly occupied by McConnell's grocery shop.. Tenders invited, Mar 1868.  Opened for business 3 Jan 1870. Builder: G. & R. Ferguson, Pump St, Derry.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1868, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I)Irish Times, 27 Mar 1868;  IB 12, 15 Jan 1870, 17; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 395

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, HIGH STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1870
Nature: New 5-bay, 2-storey branch bank, stone faced. Tenders invited, Jan 1870.
Refs: Design, s & d. 1870, plan & elevation, 1876, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65;  Irish Times, 22 Jan 1870.

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, CASTLE STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1870
Nature: Conversion of 5-bay, 3-storey town house with fanlight over hall door into branch bank.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1870, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I).

Building: CO. MEATH, RAHINSTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1870ca;1871
Nature: Large Italianate house and farm buildings, for Robert Fowler. Tenders invited, Feb 1871.
Refs: Irish Times, 11 Feb 1871; IB 13, 15 Feb 1871, notices of contracts; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 494

Building: CO. DUBLIN, FELTRIM, FARMHOUSE
Date: 1871
Nature: Design for same.
Refs: Signed, dated drawing(s) in NLI, AD 2028 (exh. The Architecture of Ireland in Drawings & Paintings (NGI, 1875), no. 86

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, GREEN, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1871
Nature: New branch bank and agent's house. 5-bay 3-storey building, with central 3 bays breaking forward.Contract advertised Jun 1871.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1871, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I); plan & elevation in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65;  Irish Times, 3 Jun 1871; IB 13, 15 Jun 1871, notice of contract

Building: CO. CORK, CLONAKILTY, PEARSE STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1871
Nature: New 3-bay, 3-storey branch bank.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1871, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I); plan & elevation in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65.

Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, SQUARE, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1872
Nature: New 3-storey, 4-bay branch bank.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1872, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I); plan & elevation in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, LAURENCE STREET, BANK OF IRELAND (NEW)
Date: 1873-1875
Nature: New branch bank, 'a grand five-bay, two-storey palazzo'(Casey & Rowan). Tenders invited Jul 1873. Completed Spring, 1875.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1873, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I); IAA, PKS B06/16; Drogheda Argus, 19 Jul 1873, 15 May 1875; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 246

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, PARK STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1874
Nature: Remodelling and enlargement. Contractor: James Lennon, Dundalk.
Refs: Plan & elevation in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65IB 16, 15 Nov 1874, 315

Building: CO. OFFALY, BANAGHER, MAIN STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1874
Nature: New 5-bay, 2-storey branch bank and agent's residence.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1874, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I);  plan & elevation, 1876, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65.

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CASTLEBLAYNEY, WEST STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1874
Nature: New 3-storey branch bank with ground floor faced in rusticated stone, brick above.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1874, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I);  plan & elevation, 1876, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 234.

Building: CO. CORK, CHARLEVILLE, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1874
Nature: 4-bay, 3-storey branch bank.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1874, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I);  plan & elevation,1875, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, DOMINICK STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1874
Nature: New 2-storey, 4-bay palazzo-style branch bank.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1874, plan & elevation, 1874, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 422

Building: CO. DUBLIN, FELTRIM HOUSE
Date: 1875
Nature: Proposed restoration.
Refs: Signed, dated drawing(s) in NLI, AD 2028

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, PEARSE STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1875
Nature: New 3-bay, 3-storey branch bank.
Refs: Plan & elevation, s. & d. 1875, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, MERCHANT'S QUAY, NO. 060 (BANK OF IRELAND)
Date: 1875
Nature: New. Renaissance style, 3-storey, 4-bay branch bank with balustrade on top. Stone faced.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1875, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I);  plan & elevation, 1875, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65.

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, BANK PLACE, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1875
Nature: New bank and agent's residence. 5-bay, 3-storey with central 3 bays breaking forward.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1875, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I);  plan & elevation, 1875, in album of Bank of Ireland premises in IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc.2006/65.

Building: CO. GALWAY, MOUNTBELLEW, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1875
Nature: New 5-bay, 2-storey branch bank..
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1875, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I);  plan & elevation in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65.

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ROSCOMMON, MAIN STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1875
Nature: New 3-storey branch bank on corner site.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1875, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I).

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, LAURENCE STREET, GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Date: 1875;1877,1878
Nature: Plan for new schoolhouse, 1875. Additions, including dining hall, laundry, ball court and gymnasium (also by Symes?)..
Refs: Drawing in Erasmus Smith drawings collection, High School, Rathgar, Dublin (also other drawings requested by Drogheda Corporation in connection with road widening scheme); George Henry Bassett, Louth County Guide and Directory (1886), 110-111

Building: CO. LAOIS, MOUNTMELLICK, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1876
Nature: New branch bank on corner site. Stone-faced ground floor, upper floors brick.
Refs: Design, s. & dated 1876, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I);  plan & elevation, 1876, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65.

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, TREVOR HILL, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1877
Nature: Bank 'lately enlarged and improved'. Banking hall has been enlarged by removing stone wall which separated agent's office from public one. Fittings of Honduras mahogany. Contractor: Whelan and Watson, Newry.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1877, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I)IB 19, 15 Dec 1877, 364

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINROBE, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1877
Nature: New 4-bay, 2-storey branch bank with stone-faced ground floor.
Refs: Plan & elevation, s. & dated, 1877, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/065 (IAA neg. C7/433)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTH WALL QUAY, NO. 013 (BANK OF IRELAND)
Date: 1878
Nature: New branch bank, opened 1 May 1878. 3 storeys, of Ballyknocken granite. Manager's quarters upstairs. Office fitted with counters of Domongo mahogany and floor tiled in 'a neat and sombre pattern'. Contractor: J. Cormack, Talbot St.
Refs: Design, s.& d. 1878, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I) ;  plan & elevation in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65; IB 20, 1 May 1878, 141

Building: CO. CORK, SKIBBEREEN, MARKET STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1878
Nature: New 3-storey, 3-bay branch bank and agent's residence with entrance porches on each side. Tenders invited, Feb 1878. (Sandham Symes's nephew Percy Swan was the first agent at this bank.)
Refs: Design, s. & d. 1878, and plan & elevation, 1878, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65;  Freeman's Journal, 28 Feb 1878.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, ENNISCORTHY, ABBEY SQUARE, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1878-1880
Nature: New branch bank. 3-storey on corner site. Tenders invited, 12 Jul 1878. Contractor: Michael Lynch, Enniscorthy.
Refs: Design, s. & d.1878, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I);  plan & elevation, 1879, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65 Irish Times, 12 Jul 1878;   IB 21, 15 Apr 1879, 125; 22, 1 Mar 1880, 62

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, BALLYBAY, MAIN STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1878-79;1900
Nature: New branch bank ; 'about to be started' Apr 1879. Completed by 1 Mar 1880. Builder: James Harvey, Enniskillen. Cost: £3000. Third storey proposed 1879 but not built until 1900.
Refs: Design, s. & d. 30 Sep 1878, design, s. & d. 1879, for proposed 3rd storey, plan & elevation, 1879, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65; IB 21, 15 Apr 1879, 125; 22, 1 Mar 1880, 62;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 156-7.

Building: CO. CORK, BANDON, MAIN STREET SOUTH, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1879
Nature: New branch bank about to be erected. 4-bay, 3-storey building with arcaded ground floor in stone, brick above. Tenders invited, Mar 1879.
Refs: Drawings, s. & d. 1879, seen in Bank of Ireland archives,1976 (B of I);  plan & elevation, 1880, in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65;  Irish Times, 15 Mar 1879;   IB 21, 15 Apr 1879, 125

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, PEARSE STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1879
Nature: New 3-storey, 4-bay branch bank; Corinthian pilasters on ground floor
Refs: Design, s. & d. Feb 1879, and plan & elevation in album of Bank of Ireland premises, IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK STREET, FEVER HOSPITAL & HOUSE OF RECOVERY
Date: 1881a
Nature: Conversion of House of Recovery into Dublin Convalescent Home. (Casey appears to have conflated this work with that of W.M Mitchell in 1888.)
Refs: Daily Express, 22 Jul 1881;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 641.

Building: CO. CORK, GLENVILLE PARK
Date: 1887
Nature: New front and enlargement, for Sir Edward Hudson Kinahan.
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 140 (illus.); Orla McShane, 'The Life and Times of Sandham Symes, Jr', unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination, 1988, 33-34, Pls. 85-88

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, CASTLEPOLLARD, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: ?
Nature: 'presumably by Sandham Symes…with a rather messy Italianate façade' (Casey & Rowan)
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 194

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, HOUSE(S)
Date: ?
Nature: Designs for detached(4 designs) and semi-detached(1 design) villas on Killiney Hill or 5 different proposals for a building on the same site.
Refs: 5 perspective views in collection of William Harvey (a descendant of Sandham Symes), 86 Beechwood Drive, Broomhill, Glasgow

Author Title Date Details
Mcshane, Orla 'The Life and Works of Sandham Symes, Jr' 1988 Unpublished thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for Moderatorship Part II Examination
Symes, Sandham 'A visit to the pyramids of Geezeh' 1865 DB 8, 15 Jan 1866, 17-18(illus.), and RIAI Sessional Papers 1863-4 to 1869-70, Session 1865-6, 15-20.
Symes, Sandham 'Little things' 1867 IB 9, 1 Feb 1867, 30; RIAI Sessional Papers 1863-4 to 1869-70, Session 1866-7, 8-11.
Symes, Sandham 'Some account of the Bank of Ireland' 1867 IB 10, 1 Jan 1868, 1, and RIAI Sessional Papers 1863-4 to 1869-70, Session 1867-68, 9.