EARP, THOMAS *#
- Born: 1828 Died: 1893
Architectural sculptor, of Lambeth, London, specialising in ecclesiastical work, for whom see A. Mitchell, Thomas Earp, Master of Stone (1990). His first work in Ireland, dating from circa 1860, appears to have been the carving of the War Memorial in Tralee, designed by George Hallam. Subsequently he carved the altars and reredos for St Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic church at Whitehouse, Co. Antrim,(2) and the pulpit designed by GEORGE EDMUND STREET for Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.(3) His business appears to have continued after his death as Earp & Hobbs; the latter were responsible for the stone carving in St Saviour's Church of Ireland church, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, which was completed in 1899.(4)
(1) Information from Kevin Russell in e-mail of 5 Feb 2014.
(2) B 25, 15 May 1867, 374.
(3) Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 334.
(4) IB 41, 15 Sep 1899, 129; Wicklow Newsletter, 21 Aug 1899.
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|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, WHITEHOUSE, CHURCH OF ST MARY STAR OF THE SEA (RC)|
|Nature:||Altars & reredos by Mr Earp, London.|
|Refs:||B 25, 25 May 1867, 374|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHRISTCHURCH PLACE, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (CI)|
|Nature:||Pulpit carved by TE to designs by G.E. Street.
Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 334.