Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. KILKENNY, DESART COURT

Name: PEARCE, EDWARD LOVETT (SIR)
Building: CO. KILKENNY, DESART COURT
Date: 1733ca
Nature: 'built ca 1733 for John Cuffe, 1st Lord Desart, almost certainly to the design of Sir Edward Lovett Pearce'. On Craig's 'list of candidates for buildings in some way connected to Pearce'.
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 103(illus.); Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33. (House fully described and illus. in Georgian Society Records (1909-13), V (1915), 55ff.)

Name: ORPEN, RICHARD FRANCIS CAULFIELD
Building: CO. KILKENNY, DESART COURT
Date: 1923p
Nature: Rebuilding, for Lady Kathleen Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington, after house was burnt out, 1923. Heating and lighting by Maguire & Gatchell, Dublin. Later demolished.
Refs: IB 68, 16 Oct 1926, 788; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 103