JEBB, JOSHUA (SIR)
- Born: 1793 Died: 1863
British surveyor-general of convict prisons from 1837 and inspector-general of military prisons from 1844, for whom see Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. In 1837 Jebb, who trained with the Royal Engineers and had just attained the rank of first captain, was appointed by Government to implement the introduction of the 'separate system' in British and Irish prisons. He designed Pentonville Prison in London (1840-42) and several others in England, while in Ireland he was responsible for the general design of the military prisons at Arbour Hill, Dublin, (1845),(1) and Cork (1846)(2) and of Mountjoy Prison, Dublin (1847-48).(3)
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Information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the article on Joshua Jebb in wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Jebb#Major_works (last visited Aug 2010).
(1) Jeremy Williams, Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921 (1994), 115.
(2) Cork Examiner, 10 Nov 1848 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Aug 2010).
(3) 16th Report of Board of Works, Ireland (1848), 15,17.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for JEBB, JOSHUA (SIR)
|Building:||CO. CORK, CORK, MILITARY PRISON|
|Nature:||New prison being built on the plan of that at Pentonville, from a design of Colonel [Joshua] Jebb of the Royal Engineers.' Contractor: John Butler, Rathmines.
Cork Examiner, 10 Nov 1848 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Aug 2010).
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COWLEY PLACE, MOUNTJOY PRISON|
|Nature:||New convict depot on N Circular Rd. General plans prepared in London by Lt. Col. Joshua Jebb, surveyor general of prisons. Expected to be completed by beginning of 1850. Contractor: Williams?|
16th Report of Board of Works, Ireland (1848), 15,17; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 279-81