Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect or surveyor of Sligo.   James Caldwell appears to have been a son or other relative of JAMES CALDWELL[1] JAMES CALDWELL[1] , being referred to as  'Mr Caldwell, junior' when he submitted plans without charge for a new town hall at Sligo in 1860.(1)   In January 1863 he made a map of the grounds of Temple House, Co. Sligo, showing sites for proposed out-offices.(2)   He is probably the James Caldwell was clerk of works for the building of Sligo town hall in 1865.(3)   In 1874 he appeared as a witness for the Sligo Harbour Commissioners in a claim for compensation brought against them by Anne Wood Martin in relation to the compulsory purchase of property on the quays at Sligo.(4)

RIAI: 'Mr Caldwell' of Sligo unanimously elected to membership, 20 March 1852.(5)


(1) DB 2, 1 Sep 1860, 330.
(2) Plan, signed and dated 15 Jan 1863, at Temple House (photograph in IAA, Neg. S/2714).
(3) William Gregory Wood Martin, History of Sligo, county and town, from the earliest ages to the close of the reign of Queen Elizabeth (to the present time) (Dublin, 1882-92), III, 154.
(4) Irish Times, 26 Sep 1874.
(5) RIAI general meeting minutes, 20 Mar 1852, 103.

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Date: 1860
Nature: 'Mr Caldwell, junior' submits plans, without charge. (JC was clerk of works for building of town hall to designs by William Hague, but 'Mr Caldwell' could also be Henry Caldwell.)
Refs: DB 2, 1 Sep 1860, 330

Date: 1863
Nature: JC makes survey plan of same for Alexander Perceval, showing sites for proposed out-offices.
Refs: Plan, S. & d.15 Jan 1863, at Temple House? (photograph in IAA, Neg. S/2714)