Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL

Name: PARKE, ROBERT
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1772
Nature: 'Mr Parke' an unsuccessful competition entrant.
Refs: Freeman's Journal 9-12 Jan 1773 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); for 2 competitions of 1772 and 1773 see S. O'Reilly & Nicholas Robinson, New Lease of Life: The Law Society's building at Blackhall Place (Dublin, 1990), 9.

Name: OMER, ROWLAND
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1772 or 1773
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Freeman's Journal 9-12 Jan 1773 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); for 2 competitions of 1772 and 1773, see S. O'Reilly & Nicholas Robinson, New Lease of Life: The Law Society's building at Blackhall Place (Dublin, 1990), 9.

Name: REILLY, JAMES [1]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1773
Nature: 'Riely' a competition entrant.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 'Blue Coat notes' (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44).

Name: IVORY, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1773
Nature: Ivory winner of competition. Retired from commission in 1780 when curtailed plan was executed by John Wilson.
Refs: Set of drawings presented to George III, now in British Library;  James Malton, A Picturesque and descriptive view of the city of Dublin (1799), unpaginated;   E. McParland, 'Thomas Ivory', BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 17; L. Whiteside, A History of the King's Hospital (1975), 50,51,55; S. O'Reilly, New Lease of Life: the Law Society's Building at Blackhall Place (1990), 7-25(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 252-254, Pl.6.

Name: GIBSON, WILLIAM [3]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1773
Nature: Unsuccessful competition entrant.
Refs: Freeman's Journal 2-4 Mar 1773 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); for 2 competitions of 1772 and 1773, see S. O'Reilly & Nicholas Robinson, New Lease of Life: The Law Society's building at Blackhall Place (Dublin, 1990), 9.

Name: ALLEN, JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1773
Nature: Awarded 3rd premium in competition
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 28-30 Jan 1773

Name: VIERPYL, SIMON *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1775
Nature: SV responsible for ornamental stone carving with John Morgan[1].
Refs: Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 22-29 Aug 1775; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 489; S. O'Reilly, New Lease of Life: the Law Society's Building at Blackhall Place (1990), 27-31;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 252. 

Name: MORGAN, JOHN [1]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1775
Nature: Simon Vierpyl responsible for ornamental stone carving with John Morgan[1].
Refs: Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 22-29 Aug 1775; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 489; S. O'Reilly, New Lease of Life: the Law Society's Building at Blackhall Place (1990), 27-31

Name: THORP, CHARLES [1] *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1778
Nature: CT paid £378.10s.7d for work at same including £70 for Board room ceiling.(Damaged by fire in 1930s and reproduced in papier maché by John Sibthorpe.)
Refs: NLI MS,13,659(6) (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Blue Coat School MSS (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); C.P. Curran, Dublin Decorative Plasterwork of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (1967), 76; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 253. 

Name: CRANFIELD, RICHARD *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1780ca
Nature: Woodwork by Cranfield.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 219; S.O'Reilly and Nicolas K. Robinson, New lease of life: the Law Society's Building at Blackhall Place (1990), 31.

Name: WILSON, JOHN [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1780p
Nature: Placed in charge of finishing school after resignation of Thomas Ivory in 1780.
Refs: M. Craig, Dublin 1660-1860 (1952), 219-20; Lesley Whiteside, A History of the King's Hospital(1975), 53-55;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 253.
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Name: POOL, ROBERT
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1810ca
Nature: RP submits design for steeple to Lord Lieutenant for his approval.
Refs: NA/SPO 547/353/1 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: KAYE-PARRY, WILLIAM
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1890
Nature: New drainage and sanitary arrangements.
Refs: IB 32, 15 Nov 1890, 263; Candidate's circular, 6 Nov 1893, submitted to Inst. CE (information from Miss Carol Arrowsmsith, Inst.CE archives)

Name: STIRLING, ROBERT JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1894
Nature: Erection of cupola (not to Ivory's design) to complete tower designed by Ivory.
Refs: Architect , ? ? 1894, ? (B of I); Sean O'Reilly & N.K. Robinson, New Lease of Life: the Law Society's building at Blackhall Place (1990), 19;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),252.

Name: DREW, THOMAS (SIR)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1901-04
Nature: Completion of cupola.
Refs: IB 43, 30 Jan 1901, 609(or 607?),613(illus.); 45, 24 Sep 1903, 1988; 46, 2 Jul 1904, 401; 71, 5 Jan 1929, 6

Name: SIBTHORPE, HENRY & SON *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1930ca
Nature: Replacement in papier maché of stucco ceiling in boardroom after damage of original by fire, 1930ca.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 253.


Name: HONE, EVIE *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1936
Nature: Stained glass window in chapel, The Risen Christ.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 254.

Name: KAYE-PARRY, ROSS & HENDY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHALL PLACE, BLUE COAT SCHOOL
Date: 1949
Nature: Sports pavilion.
Refs: IB 91, 11 Jun 1949, 548