Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CAVAN, CABRA (KINGSCOURT)

Name: PEARCE, EDWARD LOVETT (SIR)
Building: CO. CAVAN, CABRA (KINGSCOURT)
Date: ?
Nature: Early 18th c. pedimented villa for Mervyn Pratt, cousin of ELP.   'Knight of Glin considers it to have been almost certainly by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce' (Bence-Jones) while  Mulligan also attributes the 'small sophisticated villa', described by Mrs Delany as a 'little commodious lodge...where Mr Prat lived whilst his house [Fleming's Castle] was repairing',  to ELP.   (NB. not to be confused with Cabra Castle, on the other side of the river.)
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke‚Äôs Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 52;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 403-4(illus.).