Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and civil engineer of Dublin. William Francis Caldbeck, a son of Richard Caldbeck and grandson of John Frederick Caldbeck, was born circa 1824(1) WILLIAM CALDBECK  WILLIAM CALDBECK of Clondalkin and Larch Hill, Whitechurch, Co. Dublin, barrister, gunpowder-miller and amateur architect, was his great-grandfather.(2) William Francis served his pupilage under WILLIAM DEANE BUTLER WILLIAM DEANE BUTLER ,(3) and set up in practice on 21 February 1844. His personal account book for the years 1844-1860 records a professional income which rose from £41-13s in 1844 to £1,300-10s-4d in 1859.(4) He exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1844, 1847, 1849, 1850, 1861 and 1864.(5) He is named as an architect in Thom's directories from 1844 until 1864; in 1865 and 1866 he is not listed but reappears in 1867 with the additional designation of 'consul for Uruguay and Montevideo', and is so described until his death in 1872.(6)   He was also architect to the National Bank.(7) The architect JOHN RYAN [2]  JOHN RYAN [2] is said to to have been associated with Caldbeck 'for many years…in the design and carrying out of many important works'.(8) Caldbeck's pupils and assistants included JOHN MICHAEL BARRY.  JOHN MICHAEL BARRY.

Caldbeck died suddenly at 24 Harcourt St, Dublin, on 30 March 1872(9) and was buried at Glasnevin Cemetery, leaving his widow and family 'perfectly independent'.(10) The Dora Caldbeck who witnessed the indenture of apprenticeship of John Michael Barry to William Caldbeck on 16 March 1850(11) was either William Caldbeck's aunt or his cousin.

The Irish Architectural Archive holds Caldbeck's personal account book, mentioned above, which he started on 1 January 1844, when he was on the point of setting up in practice (Acc. 95/150).

RIAI: fellow, 1853;(12) member of council, 1864-5, 1867-8, 1870-72.(13)

Addresses:(14) Work: 25 Harcourt Street, 1844-1852; 24 Harcourt Street, 1853-1864, 1867-1872.
Home: Haddington Lodge, Haddington Rd, 1853; The Hill, Monkstown, 1862-1864; St Anne's, Monkstown 1867-1872.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Maurice Craig, 'The account book of William Caldbeck, architect' in Design and Practice in British Architecture: Studies in architectural history presented to Howard Colvin, Architectural History, Vol. 27 (1984), 421-8.   See also the entry by Helen Andrews in Dictionary of Irish Biography, ed. by James McGuire and James Quinn, 9 vols. (Cambridge University Press, 2009), II, 255.  

(1) According to his gravestone in Glasnevin Cemetery, Caldbeck was 48 when he died; Craig, op. cit., questions this.
(2) According to Craig, op. cit., because Richard Caldbeck married a Catholic, his children were edited out of Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland, and the Moyle Park estate was left to a remote cousin. However, as Caldbeck received support and patronage from his uncle, William Caldbeck of Moyle Park, who appears to have been sympathetic to Catholicism, there appears to be no reason to suppose that the property passed to the cousin on this account.
(3) Obituary of William Caldbeck in IB 14, 15 Apr 1872, 115.
(4) The account book, the subject of Craig's article, which belongs to David Dickson, is on permanent loan to the IAA (Acc.95/150 ).
(5) RHA Exhibitors Index.
(6) But in the Monkstown listings in Thom's Directory for 1863 he appears as 'Calbeck, W.H. esq. C.E. I.A.I. and consul for Uraguay'.
(7) Tuam Herald, 30 Jul 1870.
(8) Obituary of W.P. Ryan in IB 63, 18 Jun 1921, 422.
(9) This is the date on his gravestone; his obituary in IB says that he died in the night of 29 Mar.
(10) See note 3, above.  According to Andrews, loc. cit., above, he married Anastasia Hugo; it appears however that Anastasia Hugo married William Francis Cope Caldbeck of St Anne's, Monkstown, see F.H.M. Hugo, Pedigree of the family of Hugo of St Feock, Co. Cornwall (Privately printed, Guernsey, 1932), http://simbatech.homedns.org:8280/ (last visited un 2010). 
(11) Photocopy of indenture in Jones files.
(12) RIAI special general meeting minutes, 3 Jan 1853, 110. (123 RIAI Sessional Papers 1863-4 to 1869-70; RIAI ordinary meeting minutes, 16 May 1872, 253.
(14) From Thom's Directories and Alfred Jones's transcripts from same.


129 work entries listed in chronological order for CALDBECK, WILLIAM FRANCIS


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Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, COURT HOUSE & BRIDEWELL
Date: 1840ca
Nature: New court house (or enlargement and remodelling of one built ten years earlier) with round-headed windows and Greek revival doorcase. Also bridewell. Loan of £950 from Board of Works, 1842. Rowan and Brett suggest attribution to WC but cf. Jacob Owen.
Refs: Grand Jury Presentments, 1839, 1840; 10th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1842), 22; C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 58; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 155

Building: CO. LIMERICK, NEWCASTLE WEST, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1841-3
Nature: Attr. to WC by Dixon. Contractor: Alfred Furlong. (Furlong was paid £300, the balance due on his account on 16 Jun 1847.)
Refs: Plans and elevations, dated 1841 (one contract plan s. by H. Robinson and Alfred Furlong, May 1841), in NA, OPW drawings collection, old ref. B.7.18; 15th Report of the Commissioners of Public Works, Ireland (1847), 62; Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 24 (no. 114)

Building: CO. DONEGAL, GLENTIES, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1841-3
Nature: New court house and bridewell. Attr. to WC by Brett, Dixon & Rowan.
Refs: Unsigned plan, dated 1841, in OPW, old ref. B.7.13; Co. Donegal Grand Jury Presentments, 1841, 5; 11th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1843), 23; Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 24 (no. 113); C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 60; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 308

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ARKLOW, SESSIONS HOUSE
Date: 1842-43
Nature: William Hampton, co. surveyor, had some involvement in provision of sessions houses at Arklow and Tinahely in 1842-1843; architect probably either WILLIAM DEANE BUTLER or WILLIAM CALDBECK.
Refs: Information from Mrs Shirley McGlynn, citing O'Donoghue.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, TINAHELY, SESSIONS HOUSE
Date: 1842-43
Nature: William Hampton, co. surveyor, had some involvement in provision of sessions houses at Arklow and Tinahely in 1842-1843; architect probably either WILLIAM DEANE BUTLER or WILLIAM CALDBECK.
Refs: Information from Mrs Shirley McGlynn, citing O'Donoghue.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAROLD'S CROSS ROAD, MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY, CHAPEL
Date: 1844
Nature: Proposed Gothic chapel
Refs: RHA 1844, no. 412,457

Building: CO. DUBLIN, WHITECHURCH, PINE FOREST, LARCH HILL
Date: 1844
Nature: Works at same.
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account book of William Caldbeck, architect' in Design and Practice in British Architecture, Architectural History, Volume 27, 1984, p. 422

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CARRICKMACROSS, MAIN STREET, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1844
Nature: New, 5-bay, 2-store court house. According to Brett 'plainly by by William Caldbeck', but Mulligan writes 'apparently by Edward Forrest, and not William Caldbeck, to whom it has often been attributed.'
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 93,95(illus.);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 220.

Building: CO. GALWAY, CLIFDEN, GALWAY ROAD, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1845
Nature: Detached, five bay, two-storey court house attributed to William Caldbeck.
Refs: G. Browner (ed.), The Courthouses of Ireland (1999), 106

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CLONES, MACCURTAIN STREET, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1845ca
Nature: New 5-bay, 2-storey court house, with lower entrance block at each end.   Attributed. to WFC by Brett as 'typical' of his wor,. but Mulligan suggests authorship of Edward V. Forrest on grounds that building is 'almost identical' to court house at Carrickmacross.
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 96;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013),274. 

Building: CO. DOWN, HILLSBOROUGH, DOWNSHIRE MONUMENT
Date: 1847
Nature: Proposed design, awarded premum of 20 gns.
Refs: RHA 1847, no. 489

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEINSTER ROAD (RATHMINES), HOUSES (008)
Date: 1847
Nature: For Andrew Gill, Esq
Refs: RHA 1847, no. 417; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 423

Building: CO. DUBLIN, COOLDRINAGH (LEIXLIP)
Date: 1847a
Nature: New house, for Bartholomew Delany, Esq.
Refs: RHA 1847, no. 415

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 015-17 (BROWN, THOMAS & CO.)
Date: 1848;1859;1862?
Nature: Paid for plans, 1848; Large extension costing 'upwards of £2,000', 1859. Builder: Rooney
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 423; DB 1, 1 May 1859, 60; 4, 15 Jan 1862, 17;  Irish Times, 7 May 1859;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 519-20.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEINSTER ROAD (RATHMINES), HOUSE
Date: 1849
Nature: Villa, for Andrew Gill, Esq.
Refs: RHA 1849, no. 441

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWTOWNARDS, COURT HOUSE & BRIDEWELL
Date: 1849-1850
Nature: Premium-winning design by WFC. Classical pedimented building of Scrabo stone, demolished 1968.
Refs: RHA 1849, No. 446; B 8, 24 Aug 1850, 404; C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 73-76(illus.); M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 423

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, BRIDEWELL
Date: 1850
Nature: Addition, for Board of Superintendence
Refs: B 8, 24 Aug 1850, 404; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 423

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, SHOP
Date: 1850
Nature: 'new mart erecting'. Italianate. Expected cost £2,000.
Refs: B 7, 7 Sep 1850, 424

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, NO. 032-33 & SUFFOLK STREET, NO. 4 (ROYAL ARCADE HOTEL)
Date: 1850
Nature: Enlargement of hotel premises, Italianate
Refs: B 8, 24 Aug 1850, 404

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHGAR, ORWELL
Date: 1850
Nature: -
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 423

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHGAR, HOUSE (ORWELL?)
Date: 1850
Nature: For William Todd, Esq
Refs: RHA 1850, 366

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JERVIS STREET, NO. 024 (TODD, BURNS & CO)
Date: 1850-51
Nature: Grecian-style addition on site of Ball's Bank
Refs: B 8, 3 Aug 1850, 368; 9, 16 Aug 1851, 517; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 423

Building: CO. CARLOW, LEIGHLINBRIDGE, CHURCH OF ST LAZERIAN (RC)
Date: 1850s
Nature: Works at same. (Raising and re-roofing?).
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect' in Design and Practice in British Architecture: studies in architectural history presented to Howard Colvin, Architectural History 27 (1984), 425;  John McEvoy, ed., The Churches of Kildare and Leighlin 2000 AD (Strasbourg: Editions du Signe, 2000), 44(illus.).
 

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, TODD & CO.
Date: 1851
Nature: Works at
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CLONDALKIN, POLICE STATION
Date: 1851
Nature: -
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STRAND STREET GREAT, UNITARIAN MEETING HOUSE
Date: 1851
Nature: -
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1852
Nature: WFC paid £5 for sketches
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 023-27 (MCSWINEY, DELANY & CO.)
Date: 1852-1856
Nature: WFC winner of 1st premium. Authorship disputed with W.D. Butler. WFC paid £300 for work on same.
Refs: B 10, 9 Oct 1852, 641; 14, 3 May 1856, 241; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424,426

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1852-3
Nature: New bank.
Refs: B 10, 3 Jan 1852, 13; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 336 (Pl. 9)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEINSTER LAWN, DUBLIN INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Date: 1852-53
Nature: Competition entrant. Design exhibited at Irish International Exhibition, Dublin, 1853, no. 895
Refs: ALEI, I, 102

Building: CO. MEATH, KILSKYRE (KELLS), CHURCH OF ST ALPHONSUS LIGUORI (RC)
Date: 1853
Nature: Work at church after damage to roof by gale. For Rev. Mr Kelly, PP.
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect' in Design and Practice in British Architecture: studies in architectural history presented to Howard Colvin', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 114 (ALLIANCE & CONSUMERS' GAS CO)
Date: 1853
Nature: WFC paid £47. 17s. 6d for work at
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425-6

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SOUTH MALL, NO. 071 (NATIONAL BANK)
Date: 1853-1855
Nature: New Italianate bank premises. Demolition of old bank premises to begin, Jun 1853. Contractor: William N. Brash.
Refs: APSD 2, C, 148;  Cork Constitution, 16 Jun 1853 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Nov 3011);  B 23, 14 Jan 1865, 35

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, GLENTWORTH STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1854
Nature: Conversion of existing building on corner of street into bank premises.
Refs: B 12, 11 Mar 1854, 133; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424

Building: CO. LOUTH, LITTLE GRANGE, HOUSE
Date: 1854
Nature: Tenders received for building house at Little Grange. Archt: William F. Caldbeck
Refs: Drogheda Argus, 2 JaN 1854

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MOATE, MAIN STREET, NATIONAL BANK (BANK OF IRELAND)
Date: 1854-56
Nature: New 2-storey, 5-bay premises.
Refs: B 12, 11 Mar 1854, 133; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 396

Building: CO. LOUTH, STAMEEN?
Date: 1856
Nature: WFC paid £75 for alterations
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CARRICKMACROSS, MAIN STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1856
Nature: New 3-storey, 5-bay Italianate branch bank similar to WC's designs for Kells and Mullingar .
Refs: Dundalk Democrat, 14 Jul 1855; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 222.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, HIBERNIAN BANK
Date: 1856-7
Nature: Works at same.
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, NO. 016 (HIBERNIAN BANK, FORMERLY NEWCOMEN'S BANK)
Date: 1856-7;1862
Nature: Work at, 1856-7; additions and improvements, including doubling of Cork Hill front, addition of porch, public office with bowed projection to Lord Edward Street, 1862.
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424; DB 4, 15 Nov 1862, 288;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 365,367.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, NO. 034 (NATIONAL BANK)
Date: 1856; 1862
Nature: Alterations, 1856; wins limited competition for designing extension, 1862
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424; DB 4, 15 May,1 Jun,15 Nov 1862, 125,141,288; 5, 1 Sep,1 Nov 1863, 148,182; B 20, 19 Jul 1862, 512

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CLONDALKIN, CONVENT OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION & SCHOOLS
Date: 1857-1858
Nature: Built with legacy from Miss Caldbeck, Moyle Park. Early English Gothic
Refs: B 16, 15 May 1858, 341; DB 4, 15 Aug 1862, 214: Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin, Yearbook, 1954-5 M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CLONDALKIN, CHURCH OF ST KILLIAN OR IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (RC)
Date: 1857-1862;1870
Nature: New church; Gothic screen added 1862. First stone laid, 1 Jul 1857. Dedicated 12 Aug 1862. Tenders invited for erection of spire, Sep 1870.
Refs: Cavan Observer, 11 Jul 1857; 15, 18 Jul 1857, 409; 16, 15 May 1858, 341; DB 4, 1 Jun,15 Aug 1862, 137,214; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2;  Irish Times, 14,16 Sep 1870;  Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin, Year Book, 1954-5; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. LAOIS, EMO COURT
Date: 1857-61
Nature: New wing. Builder: Thos. Connolly, Rathmines
Refs: DB 1, 1 Jun 1859, 75; 3, 15 Aug 1861, 605; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. LAOIS, BALLYFIN, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST(CI)
Date: 1857-8
Nature: Enlargement & remodelling of church of 1792 (consecrated 25 Aug 1792).
Refs: B 16, 29 May 1858, 381; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425;  Clergy of Cashel and Emly; Clergy of Leighlin (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2012), 204(illus.),205

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, PARNELL STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1857-9
Nature: New Italianate branch bank. Lower storey rusticaed with vermiculated work round windows. Balustraded parapet above projecting central bays.  Builder: William Brash.
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424;  Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 20 (Jul 1857), 237;  B 16, 29 May 1858, 381; 17, 20 Aug 1859, 556; 23, 14 Jan 1865, 35; DB 1, 1 Aug 1859, 105.

Building: CO. MEATH, BLOOMSBURY
Date: 1858
Nature: Remodelling of Georgian house. Builder: Francis Nulty
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 227.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NENAGH, MITCHELL STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1858
Nature: WFC paid £40 fees
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424

Building: CO. LONGFORD, LONGFORD, MAIN STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1858
Nature: Alterations
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993),382

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, MAIN STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1858
Nature: New, 3-storey branch bank.   Italianate with rusticated lower storey and large semicircular-headed windows.  WFC paid £50 fees
Refs: B 16, 29 May 1858, 381;  M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424; 

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, OLIVER PLUNKETT STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1858
Nature: WFC paid £50 fees.   Builder: Francis Nulty.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 25 Jan 1866;  M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424; B 16, 29 May 1858, 381

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, FAIR STREET, PRESENTATION CONVENT SCHOOLS
Date: 1858
Nature: New schools for 200 children to be built.
Refs: B 16, 29 May 1858, 381; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1858
Nature: Chapel. 38 x 18 ft. Builder: 'Nutty' (Nulty), Kells. (Originally disused Presbyterian church brought from a parish in rural Meath.)
Refs: B 16, 29 May 1858, 381; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 335

Building: CO. LOUTH, WILLIAMSTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1858
Nature: New Italianate house 'of important character' for Finlay Chester, Esq
Refs: B 16, 29 May 1858, 381; J.B. Leslie, History of Kilsaran (1908), 57 (illus.); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 186

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, RODEN PLACE, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1858-60
Nature: New branch bank. Tenders invited Jun 1858.
Refs: Dundalk Democrat, 19 Jun 1858; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 273 (Pl.8)

Building: CO. LOUTH, KNOCK ABBEY
Date: 1858;1863
Nature: Alts. & adds.(2-storey, 3-bay red brick wing) for Myles W. O'Reilly, Esq. Contractor: James Douglass. (Burnt out 1922 or 1923.)
Refs: B 16, 29 May 1858, 381; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425; IAA, B02/106, A03 (Nov 1862, old ref. B/84) also L1 (pp.392,404-5,415,430,432,442,482 &c.) Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 497, but cf. introduction to sale catalogue, Knock Abbey, Tallanstown, Co. Louth, Hamilton Osborne King, 14 Jul 1998, which has photographs of Caldbeck's addition.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROSCREA, CASTLE STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1858;1863-4
Nature: Alterations, 1858.  New bank, 1863-4, 'chaste' and 'classic' inside and out. Tenders invited Aug 1863. Contractor: T. Scanlon.
Refs: IAA, PKS L1 (p.531); Irish Times, 25 Aug 1863; Freeman's Journal, 26 Aug 1863;  DB 5, 1 Sep,1 Oct 1863, 149,165; B 22, 25 Jun 1864, 471; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424.

Building: CO. MEATH, TRIM, PATRICK STREET, ST JOSEPH'S CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1858;1867
Nature: New chapel which will adjoin parish church and cost about £7,000. Hammered vlack stone with limestone dressings.. Builder: R. Davis. Completion of school & chapel, 1867.
Refs: B 16, 15 May 1858, 341; IB 9, 15 Mar 1867, 78; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 518

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1859
Nature: WFC works at same.
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DUNGARVAN, GRATTAN SQUARE, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1859
Nature: New. Builder: Alex Rosborough
Refs: B 17, 17 Dec 1859, 829; DB 5, 1 Dec 1863, 192

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, DUBLIN STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1859
Nature: Alterations and additions to premises. Builder: Faircloth.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 133; B 17, 8 Oct 1859, 663; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, D'OLIER STREET, NO. 002 (SCRIBER)
Date: 1859
Nature: New front.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Jun 1859, 71

Building: CO. WICKLOW, TINODE HOUSE (BLESSINGTON)
Date: 1859-1864
Nature: New house, for W.H.F. Cogan. Granite. Entrance door with polished red marble pillars. Addition of billiard room and extensive stabling and offices in course of erection, 1864. Builder: R. Farrell. (Burned, 1923.)
Refs: DB 1, 1 Sep 1859, 115; 6, 15 Feb,1 Jul 1864, 26,128(illus.); B 17, 12 Nov 1859, 749;  Irish Times, 19 Feb 1864;  RHA 1864, no. 454.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, BALLINACLOON (MULTYFARNHAM)
Date: 1860
Nature: New out offices. Tenders invited.
Refs: General Advertiser, 4 Feb 1860

Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1860
Nature: Tenders being received for new bank and offices, Apr 1860.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Apr 1860, 239; M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 424

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, D'OLIER STREET, NO. 028 (CARLISLE BUILDINGS)
Date: 1860
Nature: Alterations to street front for Kinahan & Co.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Oct 1860, 352

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 051 (SEXTON'S)
Date: 1860
Nature: New
Refs: DB 2, 1 Nov 1860, 363

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENAGEARY, HOUSE (SEABANK HOUSE?)
Date: 1860
Nature: Improvements, for Anthony Fox
Refs: DB 2, 1 Jun 1860, 282

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ROCHFORTBRIDGE (NEAR), CHURCH (RC) & HOUSE
Date: 1860
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting dwelling house and RC chapel near Rochfortbridge, Co. Westmeath.
Refs: General Advertiser, 14 Apr 1860.

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, HARRISTOWN (CASTLEREA), HOUSE
Date: 1860-64
Nature: New Italianate villa 'just completed' in Feb 1864.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Apr 1860, 239; 6, 15 Feb 1864, 26

Building: CO. MEATH, MOUNT HEVEY (CLONARD)
Date: 1860ca
Nature: Italianate
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 208

Building: CO. MEATH, DRUMBARAGH HOUSE (KELLS)
Date: 1860s
Nature: Italianate
Refs: Framed view in Sweetman Coll.(IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 338

Building: CO. KILDARE, ATHY, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1861
Nature: New branch bank.  Tenders invited Jul 1861.
Refs: Irish Times, 26 Jul 1861; B 19, 3 Aug 1861, 534

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, QUAY, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1861
Nature: To be erected.
Refs: DB 3, 1 May 1861, 501

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYBRACK, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1861
Nature: -
Refs: DB 3, 1 May 1861, 501

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BOOTERSTOWN, HOUSE
Date: 1861
Nature: Between Booterstown and Blackrock
Refs: DB 3, 1 May 1861, 501

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GROSVENOR SQUARE (RATHMINES)
Date: 1861
Nature: Design for 3 sides of new square
Refs: RHA 1861, 569; DB 3, 15 May 1861, 507

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, CASTLEREA, MAIN STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1861-2
Nature: New 2-storey Italianate bank to be built next to Market Square.
Refs: DB 3, 1 May 1861, 501; B 20, 5 Jul 1862, 474

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, BANK PLACE, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1861-64
Nature: New. 'Byzantine'. Contractors:  Charles & Michael McDonnell, but did not complete work.  Subject of lawsuit in 1865.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Feb 1861, 436; 6, 15 Feb 1864, 26; B 19, 16 Mar 1861, 175-6;  Freeman's Journal, 4 Nov 1865;  William Garner, Ennis: Architectural Heritage (An Foras Forbatha, 1981), 38,39(illus.); Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 470

Building: CO. LIMERICK, NEWCASTLE WEST, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1861;1864
Nature: Conversion of house into bank, 1861. New bank in Italian/Classical style cositng £2,000 to be commenced immediately, 1864
Refs: DB 3, 1 May 1861, 501; 6, 15 Feb 1864, 26; B 22, 9 Jul 1864, 518; General Advertiser, 16,23 Apr 1864

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, PARLIAMENT STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1862
Nature: Additions & alterations proposed. Tenders invited Sep 1862.
Refs: Irish Times, 22 Sep 1862.DB 4, 1 Oct 1862, 254

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ELGIN ROAD, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1862
Nature: For Capt. Seton
Refs: DB 4, 15 Mar 1862, 69

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EUSTACE STREET, HOUSES (NO. 028-29?)
Date: 1862
Nature: Rebuilding of 2 houses as one, for Mr Pickering. Builder: Meade
Refs: DB 4, 15 Jan 1862, 20;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 443.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 032 (EAKINS)
Date: 1862
Nature: New front
Refs: DB 4, 15 Feb,1 Apr 1862, 44,85

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY, NO. 041-44 (ALLIANCE & CONSUMERS' GAS CO.)
Date: 1862
Nature: Coal store.
Refs: PKS L1 (p.323)

Building: CO. LAOIS, MOUNTMELLICK, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1862-63
Nature: New. Punched local limestone, with Stradbally limestone dressings. Builder: James Scanlan, Listowel
Refs: DB 4, 1 Mar,1 Aug 1862, 58,199; 5, 1,15 Nov 1863, 179(illus.),181,190

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 024 & 25 (LONGFIELD)
Date: 1862-64
Nature: Premises of Italian character for Longfield's. Contractor: Meade.
Refs: IAA, PKS B02/30, A03 (Feb 1864, p. 102v); DB 4, 15 Jan 1862, 17;

Building: CO. LAOIS, MOUNTMELLICK, TOWN HALL
Date: 1863
Nature: New. Builder: James Scanlan, Listowel
Refs: DB 5, 1,15 Nov 1863, 181 (illus. opp. p. 179),190

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GRESHAM TERRACE, ROYAL MARINE HOTEL
Date: 1863
Nature: WFC joint architect with Thomas Kelly
Refs: DB 5, 15 May 1863, 91

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, LAURENCE STREET, TOWN HALL (WHITWORTH HALL)
Date: 1864
Nature: WFC wins 2nd prize in competition for designing same.
Refs: B 22, 12 Mar 1864, 187

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, MALL, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1864
Nature: New bank house to be erected.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Jun 1864, 123; General Advertiser, 4,11,18,25 Jun,2 Jul 1864 (advt. for tenders?)

Building: CO. CORK, MOORE PARK (KILWORTH)
Date: 1864
Nature: Extensive range of offices, for 3rd Earl of Mountcashell.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Feb 1864, 26

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, COTTAGE (ROCHFORTBRIDGE), HOUSE
Date: 1864
Nature: New house for Miss Sheil. Just finished, Feb 1864. Cost: £1,300,
Refs: DB 6, 15 Feb 1864, 26

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, BOYLE, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1864
Nature: New bank, similar in style to that in Ennis.  Tenders invited, Mar-Apr 1864. Builder: James Freeman
Refs: DB 6, 15 Feb,1 Oct 1864, 26,201; General Advertiser, 26 Mar,16 Apr 1864; Freeman's Journal, 28 Mar 1864;  Irish Times, 31 Mar 1864.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1864
Nature: New
Refs: DB 6, 15 Aug 1864, 166

Building: CO. GALWAY, LOUGHREA, MAIN STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: Remodelling in Italianate style. Tenders invited, May 1864. Building completed by May 1865.  Builder: Joseph O'Brien, Loughrea. Cost: £2,000
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 28 Apr 1864, 3 May 1865;  General Advertiser, 30 Apr 1864 (tenders); Irish Times, 6 May 1864;  DB 6, 15 Jul 1864, 144; 7, 15 May 1865, 132

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, CLONHUGH
Date: 1864;1867
Nature: Farm offices & stabling, 1864, for Col. Fulke Greville. Assistant architect: John Ryan. Clerk of Works: Henry Heenan. Tenders invited, Feb-Mar 1864. Contractor: Francis Nulty, Mullingar, who wasgiven premius of £25 by Co. Greville 'for the satisfactory manner in which he completed the buildings'.  Mansion, 1867. Contractor: Francis Nulty, Mullingar.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Feb 1864, 26; IB 9, 15 Dec 1867, 328; Irish Times, 12 Mar 1864; General Advertiser, 12,26 Mar 1864;  Freeman's Journal, 25 Jan 1866; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 426 (Pl. 113)

Building: CO. KERRY, LISTOWEL, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1865
Nature: New bank to be erected.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Jun 1865, 157

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, EYRE SQUARE, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1865
Nature: New bank to be erected.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Jun 1865, 157

Building: CO. CORK, CHARLEVILLE, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1866
Nature: Ne bank house to be erected.. Builder: John Ryan & Sons, Limerick
Refs: DB 8, 15 Jul,15 Aug 1866, 185,209

Building: CO. LIMERICK, RATHKEALE, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1866
Nature: New. Builder: Pat Scanlon, Limerick.
Refs: General Advertiser, 12 May 1866; B 24, 2 Jun 1866, 413; DB 8, 15 May,15 Aug 1866, 133,209

Building: CO. LIMERICK, RATHKEALE, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1866
Nature: New bank. Tenders invited May 1866. Contract awarded to Pat Scanlon, 1866.
Refs: DB 8, 15 May, ? ? 1866, 133,209; B 24, 2 Jun 1866, 413; North Munster Antiquarian Journal (1959), 90

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, MARKET HOUSE
Date: 1867
Nature: New (probably remodelling of earlier building). Tenders invited Mar 1867. Builder: Francis Nulty.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 11 Mar 1867; IB 9, 15 Mar,1 May 1867, 78,111; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993),421

Building: CO. LONGFORD, BALLYMAHON, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1867
Nature: Tenders for building same advertised Feb 1867.
Refs: Longford Journal, 23 Feb 1867

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CARRICK-ON-SUIR, MAIN STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1867
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out alts. & adds. to bank house and premises, Jul-Aug 1867.
Refs: Irish Times, 17 Jul 1867;  Freeman's Journal, 9 Aug 1867; 

Building: CO. CORK, KANTURK, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1867
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out alteration and building an addition.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 9 Aug 1867

Building: CO. LOUTH, TULLYALLEN, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1867
Nature: Tenderss invited for erection of same. For Rev. Matthew Kearney, PP.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 9 Aug 1867

Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1867
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new National Bank house, Jul 1867.
Refs: Tuam Herald, 6,13 Jul 1867;  Irish Times, 10 Jul 1867.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TIPPERARY, MAIN STREET, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1867-69
Nature: New bank. Tenders invited, Jun 1869.
Refs: IB 9, 1 Oct 1867, 263;  Irish Times, 10 Jun 1869.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MOATE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1867;1871
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new church and adjoining parochial house For Rev. P. Kearney, PP, 1867. Wrought iron gates , executed by Fagan, Great Brunswick Street, Dublin, on granite pillars, 1871.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 9 Aug 1867; DB 13, 1 Sep 1871, 231; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 395

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARRINGTON STREET, CHURCH OF ST KEVIN (RC)
Date: 1868
Nature: WFC awarded 2nd prize for his design
Refs: IB 10, 15 Jul 1868, 182; 12, 1 Jan 1870, 4

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, PAROCHIAL HOUSE?
Date: 1868
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 'new stables, offices & boundary walls' (at parochial house?)for the Rev. Nulty.
Refs: Drogheda Argus, 4 Apr 1868

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, PRESENTATION CONVENT
Date: 1869
Nature: New convent and schools to be built at cost of £5,000-£6,000,1869.   Contractor: Francis Nulty.
Refs: IB 11, 1 Dec 1869, 281;  Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 419.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CONVENT & SCHOOL
Date: 1869
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 11, 1 Dec 1869, 281

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, HOTEL
Date: 1869
Nature: New hotel to be built for 1st Earl Russell. To.cost £4,000.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Aug 1869, 195

Building: CO. LONGFORD, EDGEWORTHSTOWN, CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1869-72
Nature: New Gothic church, for Canon Peter Farrelly. Site donated by Edgeworth family.
Refs: IB 11, 1 Jul 1869, 153; James MacNamee, History of the Diocese of Ardagh (1954), ?; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 288

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GRESHAM TERRACE, NO. 001 (NATIONAL BANK)
Date: 1870
Nature: Tenders invited, Feb-Mar 1870, for executing 'sundry alterations and improvements proposed to be made in the new premises, corner of Gresham Terrace .. .taken for the National Bank'.  Premises to be completed 'shortly', May 1870.  Contractor: Stapleton, Dun Laoghaire.
Refs: Irish Times, 23 Feb,23 May 1870.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KING STREET SOUTH, NO. 046-50 (GAIETY THEATRE)
Date: 1870
Nature: New theatre for 1300 to 1400 persons proposed to be erected in South King St by Mssrs. Gunn of Grafton St.  Application for patent for same considered by Arrorney General and Solicitor General, 23 Feb 1870.
Refs: Irish Times, 24,26 Feb 1870.

Building: CO. MEATH, MOYGLARE HOUSE
Date: 1870
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new buildings and restoration of mansion house for Joseph McCan, Esq.  House described in advertisement, Feb 1872, as being to let, having 'recently had all the most requisite and best modern improvements and decorations that a first class architect could suggest'. 
Refs: Irish Times, 12,14 May 1870. 25 Mar 1872.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, EAST PIER, BOYD MONUMENT
Date: 1870
Nature: Prepares plans for ighting of pier 'by the brilliant light of a number of handsome lights which will be placed in the neighbourhood of that place where the bands usually perform'.
Refs: Irish Times, 26 Aug 1870.

Building: CO. MEATH, KILBRIDE HOUSE (KILDALKEY)
Date: ?
Nature: Attr. to WFC on basis of similarity to Clonhugh, Co. Westmeath.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 351

Building: CO. WICKLOW, VALE OF AVOCA, HOUSE (PROPOSED)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposal
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. MEATH?, BRYANSTOWN
Date: ?
Nature: WFC works at same.
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. KILDARE, BARRETTSTOWN HOUSE (NAAS)
Date: ?
Nature: WFC paid for work at same.
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. LEITRIM, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, HATLEY MANOR
Date: ?
Nature: WFC paid for work at
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GRANGE CON, HOUSE (PROPOSED?)
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. MEATH, KILLEEN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: ?Works at
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. MEATH, DULEEK, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: M. Craig, 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect', Architectural History 27 (1984), 425

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 029
Date: ?
Nature: 'Probably...by William Caldbeck, who had offices here from the mid C19 and whose motto Finem Respice appears in a tympanum.'
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 525.


Author Title Date Details
Craig, Maurice 'The account-book of William Caldbeck, architect' 1984 Architectural History 27 (1984), 421-427.