Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and/or builder, of Athy, Co. Kildare, who, according to an article on the the market house at Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow,in the  Dublin Penny Journal, repaired and reconstructed the building in 1835.(1)   'Mr Cross', adds the author of the article, 'has left a lasting example of good taste and well-directed judgment, inasmuch as he has adhered with the greatest precision to the original design of the building.'    Mark Cross is probably be the person of the same name who was one of the town commissioners for Athy in 1856.(2)


(1) Dublin Penny Journal 4, 26 Dec 1835, 205.
(2) Kildare Nationalist archives http://archives.tcm.ie/kildarenationalist/2007/08/30/story26165.asp (last visited Nov 2009);  'M. Cross, C.E.' is still listed as a town commissioner for Athy in Thom's Official Directory for 1863.

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Date: 1835
Nature: MC architect for repairs and reconstruction. Arches built up and windows inserted.Work paid for by Lady Tynte Calwell (£500).
Refs: Dublin Penny Journal 4, 26 Dec 1835, 205;  Lord Walter Fitzgerald, 'Dunlavin, Tornant and Tober', Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society 7 (1912-14), 226.