Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of London, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 516. Thomas Johnson Rushton, who was born in England on 18 August 1878, came briefly to Dublin to become a pupil or assistant in the office of WILLIAM KAYE-PARRY. H WILLIAM KAYE-PARRY. H e was lodging in the house of PATRICK JOHN FITZGERALD MUNDEN' PATRICK JOHN FITZGERALD MUNDEN' s widowed mother at 26 Oxford Road, Ranelagh, when he passed the preliminary examination of the RIBA in November 1899.(1)  In 1907, after working in the offices of LEONARD ALOYSIUS SCOTT STOKES  LEONARD ALOYSIUS SCOTT STOKES and WILLIAM DOUGLAS CAROE  WILLIAM DOUGLAS CAROE in London, he joined the practice of WILLIAM ARCHIBALD NICHOLSON  WILLIAM ARCHIBALD NICHOLSON (Nicholson & Corlette).   He eventually became a partner in the practice, and it was in this capacity that he assisted Nicholson with the design of the eastern apse and ambulatory of St Ann's cathedral, Belfast (circa 1947).(2)   In 1949 he succeeded Nicholson as architect to the cathedral.   He died in 1966.


(1) RIBAJ 7 (12899-1900), 54.
(2) IB 88, 16 Nov 1946; 90, 17 Apr 1948, 298.