Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, TEELING STREET, COUNTY COURT HOUSE

Name: CARROLL, JAMES RAWSON
Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, TEELING STREET, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1874-1879
Nature: JRC wins competition and his design executed. New court house on site of old gaol and court house, parts of which incorporated in new building and newly faced. Builder: P. Morris. Clerk of Works: Mr Hutchieson. Estimated cost: £14,450. Loan of £15,000 from Board of Public Works. First assizes held, 5 Mar 1879, when building had only been completed for a few days.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/47, B06a/11, B07/45, B09/01, A06 (Feb 1876); IB 16, 1 Jul 1874, 189;  44th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1875), 9;  Irish Times, 6 Mar 1879; Terence O'Rorke, History of Sligo (1889), I, 389;  Tadhg Kilgannon, Sligo and its surroundings (Sligo, 1926), 141;  Lynda Mulvin, 'Administering justice in Gothic revival Ireland:  a study of the Sligo assizes courthouse', in  Michael McCarthy & Karina O'Neill, eds., Studies in the Gothic Revival (Dublin, 2008),  180-194(illus.).