Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Bailiff, later surveyor, to the Drapers' Company estate in Co. Derry, from 1875 or earlier until 1881. Joseph Allen is said to have trained in an architect's office and was deemed by his employers to be 'thoroughly competent to design dwelling-houses and farm buildings, and to superintend their erection'. He had become bailiff by 1875 and in 1878 his request that his title be changed to 'surveyor' was granted. He was dismissed in 1881 when he refused to take over the additional duties of under-bailiff for the Moneymore division of the Drapers' estate. He designed a porch for the Manor House at Moneymore in 1879.



All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 227-229. There may possibly be a connection with the Joseph Allen or Richardson, son of Nancy Allen and Joseph Richardson, who was christened in the Church of Ireland church at Moneymore on 1 November 1830, see www.familysearch.org.

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Date: 1879
Nature: JA designs porch 'based on the proposals of the County Surveyor, Adair'.
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 228,230(illus.)