Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer, of Dublin. John Charles Wilmot, a son of Samuel George Wilmot, MD, sometime president and fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, was, according to the English census of 1871, born in Monkstown, Co. Dublin, circa 1856. He was educated privately and at St Paul's College, Stony Stratford, in England. After serving his articles with THOMAS DREW THOMAS DREW , he worked briefly as a junior assistant in the office of WILLIAM SIDNEY COX  WILLIAM SIDNEY COX under RICHARD O'BRIEN SMYTH RICHARD O'BRIEN SMYTH . From 1882 to 1886 he practised in London and Windsor with PATRICK JAMES BYRNE  PATRICK JAMES BYRNE as BYRNE & BYRNE & amp; WILMOT WILMOT . He was the winner of a bronze medal at the International Health Exhibition held in London in 1884. In 1887 he set up his own practice in Dublin, which was chiefly engaged in domestic work. For thirteen years from 1891 he was an examiner in engineering and architecture for the Diploma of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

Wilmot died at his house in Galtrim Road, Bray, on 11 April 1912(1) after a short illness. He had married Annie Florence, younger daughter of J.R. Mallins, JP, of Dublin, but does not appear to have had any surviving children. His recreation was golf. At some stage he travelled in the United States. He briefly shared an office with HENRY WILMOT  HENRY WILMOT to whom he was presumably related.

ICEI: elected associate member, 1 February 1905.(2)
RIAI: elected member, 13 December 1890, having been proposed by THOMAS DREW  THOMAS DREW and ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY. ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY. (3)
Society of Architects: member, 1884.

Addresses:(4) 2 St Andrew Street, <=1890(5)-1894; 3 Molesworth Street, 1895-1896; 21 Clare Street, 1897-1904; 3 Lower Merrion Street, 1904 until death.
Home: 4 Mount Norris Villas, Bray, 1900; 4 Sidmonton Square, Bray, 1904;(6) 2 Milward Terrace, Bray, 1906; 3 Galtrim Road, Bray, <=1908 until death.

See WORKS; see also works of BYRNE & BYRNE & amp; WILMOT. WILMOT.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI membership applications III, 210 the biography of Wilmot in E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 269, which is accompanied by a portrait photograph, Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 1019, and the brief obituaries in JRIAI (1913), 8, and TICEI 38 (1911-12), 208.

(1) Wicklow Newsletter, 13 Apr 1912.
(2) TICEI 32 (1904-5), 122.
(3) RIAI council meeting minutes, 3 Oct 1887, 258; general meeting minutes, 11,13 Dec 1890, 296,297;  Irish Times, 19 Dec 1890.
(4) From RIAI and ICEI lists of members unless otherwise stated.
(5) IB 32, 1 Nov 1890, 254.
(6) ICEI membership applications, III, 210.


19 work entries listed in chronological order for WILMOT, JOHN CHARLES


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Building: ENGLAND, TWICKENHAM (MIDDLESEX), VICARAGE
Date: 1890
Nature: Design for proposed vicarage costing about £3,000..
Refs: IB 32, 1 Nov 1890, 254(illus.)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, GALTRIM ROAD, HOUSES (008)
Date: 1906
Nature: New road opened up on Quin estate connecting Albert Ave and Novara Tce. 8 villa houses in Domestic Gothic style already erected, costing about £600 each.(No. 3 became home of JCW )
Refs: IB 48, 3 Nov 1906, 890

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PALMERSTON PARK (RATHMINES)
Date: 1906
Nature: New road being laid out on Smith estate. Will cost about £20,000.
Refs: IB 48, 3 Nov 1906, 890

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTH STRAND, SHOPS & HOUSES
Date: 1906
Nature: Shops, 2-storey houses and cottages being built on Howard estate. Total outlay will be about £8000.
Refs: IB 48, 3 Nov 1906, 890

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AMIENS STREET, NORTHERN BANK
Date: 1906
Nature: Plans completed for same (but not built?)
Refs: IB 48, 30 Jun 1906, 505

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTH STRAND ROAD, NO. 173 & 174
Date: 1906
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: IB 48, 11 Aug 1906, 648

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, QUINSBOROUGH ROAD, NORTHERN BANK
Date: 1906-07
Nature: Former shop and post office being remodelled to form new branch of Northern Bank. Limestone front. Builder: Alex Frazer, Bray & Kingstown.
Refs: IB 48, 30 Jun,11 Aug 1906, 505,648; 49, 12 Jan 1907, 24

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, HERBERT ROAD, ARDMORE HOUSE
Date: 1907
Nature: JCW preparing plans for new stabling and farm buildings for W.H. Odlum.
Refs: IB 49, 2 Nov 1907, 761

Building: CO. WICKLOW, DELGANY, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1907
Nature: Plans prepared by JCW for mortuary chapel in memory of late Dr Browne being erected by executor Thomas Hewson. Builder: Frazer, Bray.
Refs: IB 49, 6 Apr 1907, 252

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BALLYORNEY HOUSE (ENNISKERRY)
Date: 1907
Nature: Plans prepared by JCW for imps. and adds., for Rt Hon. Viscount Monck. Contractor: Robert Heatley, Bray.
Refs: IB 49, 6 Apr 1907, 252.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, NO. 114 ( O'CARROLL)
Date: 1907
Nature: New premises being built for Hugh Thomas O'Carroll by Mr Frazer, Bray. Subject of legal action brought by JCW against O'Carroll in Oct 1909.
Refs: IB 49, 12 Jan 1907, 24;  Freeman's Journal, 13 Oct 1909;  Irish Times, 13 Oct 1909..

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, GOLF CLUB
Date: 1907
Nature: Plans prepared by JCW for extensive adds. & improvements to pavilion.
Refs: IB 49, 6 Apr 1907, 252

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, ?, HOUSES (007)
Date: 1907
Nature: 7 new houses being built by Frazer, Bray, on his own property.
Refs: IB 49, 12 Jan 1907, 24

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILMACANOGUE, CARRIGOONA
Date: 1908
Nature: Designs for alts. to residence of Professor William Barrett.
Refs: IB 50, 4 Apr 1908, 213

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MALAHIDE, CINTRA
Date: 1908
Nature: Alts.to & renovation of residence of Major Cusack.
Refs: IB 50, 27 Jun 1908, 406

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 039
Date: 1908
Nature: Reconstruction to accommodate 5 shops on ground floor. Nos. 39 & 40 formed former Tracton House, which 'contains some fine Florentine ceilings, some of which will have to be sacrificed'. Estimated outlay £1,500. Work being carried out by lessee, Stephen Adams.
Refs: IB 50, 25 Jan 1908, 53

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, EGLINTON ROAD & FLORENCE ROAD, CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Date: 1908-11
Nature: New library on site given by Mr Picton Bradshaw for Bray UDC. Council requests architect to draw up plans, 6 Oct 1908. Contractor: Alex. Hull & Co (£1,867). Single storey with ashlar granite front. Foundations laid by Jan 1910. Tenders invited for installing heating, May 1910.
Refs: IB 49, 19 Oct,2 Nov 1907, 729,761; 50, 5,19 Sep 1908, 551,579; 51, 20 Feb,21 Aug,16 Oct 1909, 114,534,662; Wicklow Newsletter, 20 Jul,10 Aug 1907,1,6 Feb 1908,8 Jan1910;  Irish Times, 7 Oct 1908,26 <ay 1910;   Freeman's Journal, 8 Apr 1910;   Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 100-102(illus.).

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF ST PAUL (CI)
Date: 1909
Nature: JCW prepares sketch for entrance steps, railings and elevations for H.J.O'Carroll.
Refs: Irish Times, 13 Oct 1909.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, NO. 019-22 (CARNEGIE LIBRARY)
Date: 1910
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: IB 52, 10 Dec 1910, 756(illus.)