WOOD, JOHN #
- Born: 1704 Died: 1754
English architect, of Bath, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 1140-1143. After NATHANIEL CLEMENTS had been appointed Ranger of Phoenix Park in 1750, he procured a design from Wood for the Ranger's Lodge in the Park, which was not executed.(1) Interestingly the overall dimensions and the dimensions of some of the rooms in Wood's plans are the same as those of the house that was actually erected by Clements in the early 1750s, suggesting that these dimensions may have been dictated by those of a pre-existing house on the site. After Clements's death in 1777, the Ranger's Lodge became the Vice-Regal Lodge and eventually the residence of the President of Ireland, Áras an Uachtaráin.
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(1) Undated plans, inscribed in pencil 'Phoenix Park in Dublin…Nathaniel Clements Esq [overwritten in ink 'Mr Clements'] [illeg.] of the Phoenix Park' in album of architectural drawings by Wood in Bath Central Reference Library.
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|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, RANGER'S OR PHOENIX LODGE|
|Nature:||Unexecuted plans for same. For Nathaniel Clements, Ranger of Phoenix Park (house then known as Ranger's Lodge).|
Undated plans, inscribed in pencil 'Phoenix Park in Dublin…Nathaniel Clements Esq [overwritten in ink 'Mr Clements'] [illeg.] of the Phoenix Park' in album of architectural drawings by Wood in Bath Central Reference Library (photographs in IAA); Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 292;
A.P.W. Malcomson, Nathaniel Clements, 1705-77. Politics, fashion and architecture in mid-eighteenth-century Ireland (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015),127-8.