Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. KILDARE, MOORE ABBEY (MONASTEREVIN)

Name: MYERS, CHRISTOPHER [1]
Building: CO. KILDARE, MOORE ABBEY (MONASTEREVIN)
Date: 1767
Nature: Gothic rebuilding, for 6th Earl of Drogheda, who 'in 1767, beautifully repaired the ancient abbey by enlarging the windows, placing a new roof, and recompartitioning the whole; preserving however the external walls and original form, except somewhat lenghtening the eastern front' (|Anthol.Hib.|)
Refs: Payments, c. 1769, recorded in NLI MS 9748 (E.McP files); Freeman's Journal, 4-7 Jun 1770; Anthologia Hibernica III, Feb 1794, 113-114; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke‚Äôs Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 210(illus.); Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 113 (pl.42);  Frederick O'Dwyer, 'In search of Christopher Myers' in Michael McCarthy & Karina O'Neill, eds., Studies in the Gothic Revival (Dublin, 2008),98-103(illus.).

Name: LOUCH, JOHN HOWARD
Building: CO. KILDARE, MOORE ABBEY (MONASTEREVIN)
Date: 1845
Nature: Adds., for Henry Francis Seymour, Marquess of Drogheda. FS laid June 1845.
Refs: Commemorative trowel advertised for sale in Irish Arts Review 2, No. 3 (1985), 9(illus.);  'Statement of the Louch family from their transplanting to Ireland in 17--' by Fitzgibbon Louch, Jun 1894 (copy in IAA)