HARMAN, CUTTS (VERY REV.)
- Born: 1706 Died: 1784
Amateur architect. The Very Rev. Cutts Harman, seventh son of Wentworth Harman, of Newcastle, Co. Longford, was appointed Dean of Waterford in 1759 and succeded his brother Robert in the Newcastle estate in 1765.(1) He appears to have been the designer of Castlecor, Co. Longford, an eccentric, centrally planned hunting retreat, drawing inspiration, as Casey & Rowan suggest, from a design by Sebastiano Serlio or from the published designs of WILLIAM HALFPENNY , who had made designs for the cathedral and bishop's palace at Waterford in 1739.(2)
(1) B. Burke, Landed Gentry of Ireland (1904), 248.
(2) Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 187.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for HARMAN, CUTTS (VERY REV.)
|Building:||CO. LONGFORD, CASTLECOR|
|Nature:||Centrally planned hunting lodge, consisting of octagonal centre with 4 central fireplaces back to back and four radiating wings. Designed for himself.|
|Refs:||Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 66(illus.); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 187|