Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)  Street numbers may have changed due to re-numbering

Name: PARKE, EDWARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1806-10
Nature: New college premises on St Stephen's Green in form of Roman temple on podium, also School behind it.
Refs: RCSI MSS. 1805-1809 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); J.D.H. Widdess, An Account of the Schools of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, 1789-1948 (Edinburgh, 1948), 56 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Colin Brennan, 'The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: an architectural history 1805-1997', unpublished MA thesis, Univeristy College, Dublin, 1997, 7-13;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 484-5.

Name: MURRAY, WILLIAM [1]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1825-27
Nature: Addition containing museum and examination hall. FS laid 25 Aug 1825.
Refs: Elevation of side facing York St in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, no. 807 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 239-240; exh. Irish Architectural Drawings (1965), no. 23); longitudinal section of entrance hall exh. RHA 1830, no. 250; model in Royal College of Surgeons library; 'Annals of Dublin' (unpaginated) at end of Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847); J.D.H. Widdess, An Account of the Schools of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, 1789-1948 (1949), 57,62;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 484.

Name: MAUNSELL, T.
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1826
Nature: TM exhibits design for front elevation at RHA.
Refs: RHA 1826, no. 267

Name: DARLEY, FREDERICK [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1858
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: B 16, 13 Nov 1858, 766

Name: SYMES, WILLIAM JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1872;1876-78
Nature: WJS submits designs for new hall, library, museum, 1872, and wins competition of 1875 with same by which time he was in partnership with R.C. Millar as Millar & Symes, q.v.. New wing formally opened, 10 Aug. Contractors:  Hall & Son, Harcourt St.
Refs: Drawings in Royal College of Surgeons collection (photographs in IAA); IB 17, 1,15 Aug 1875, 215,230; 18, 18, 1 May 1876, 120;  B 33., 17 Apr 1875, 355;   Irish Times, 12 Aug 1878;  Colin Brennan, 'The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: an architectural history 1805-1997', unpublished MA thesis, Univeristy College, Dublin, 1997, 24-30, Figs. 24-26

Name: ROBINSON, JOHN LOFTUS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1875
Nature: Entrant (?with T.H. Longfield) in competition for design for addition.
Refs: IB 17, 15 Aug 1875, 231

Name: LYNN, WILLIAM HENRY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1875
Nature: WHL unsuccessful entrant in competition for designing extension (won by College's architect William J. Symes).
Refs: IB 15, 15 Aug 1875, 230

Name: LONGFIELD, THOMAS HENRY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1875
Nature: Entrant (?with J.L Robinson) in competition for design for addition.
Refs: IB 17, 15 Aug 1875, 231

Name: DREW, THOMAS (SIR)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1875
Nature: Competition entrant for proposed additions.
Refs: IB 19, 1,15 Aug 1875, ?(illus.),?

Name: TURNER, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1875
Nature: TT entrant in competition for new hall.
Refs: IB 17, 1,15 Aug 1875, 215,216,?

Name: GEOGHEGAN, CHARLES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1875?
Nature: Undated drawings by CG for same (competition entry?)
Refs: MS list of drawings in stable of CG, 2 Oct 1896, in possession of Joe macEochag√°in, 2006 (photocopy in IAA, RP.B.48 (1-3))

Name: MILLAR & SYMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1876-78
Nature: Additions, comprising library and museum. FS laid 1876; opened 10 Aug 1878 by Duke of Marlborough. Cost about £10,000. Contractor: Hall & Son, Harcourt St. (See also W.J. Symes). (Also service stair? see Casey.)
Refs: Irish Times, 12 Aug 1878;  IB 20, 15 Aug 1878, 239; Daily Express, 12 Aug 1878;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 484.


Name: HENDERSON, GEORGE CARLISLE
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1882-83
Nature: Adds. & alts. Contractor: Millar.
Refs: IAA, PKS B11/13, A06 (May 1882); Colin Brennan, 'The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: an architectural history 1805-1997', unpublished MA thesis, Univeristy College, Dublin, 1997, 3--34

Name: FARRELL & SONS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1886
Nature: Statue of William Dease. By Thomas Farrell.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 338;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 50,165, Fig.48.

Name: DEANE, THOMAS NEWENHAM, & SON
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1890-91
Nature: Improvements to and enlargement of school buildings, including extension of Dissection Room. Tenders invited, May 1891. Builder: H.& J. Martin. Opened Feb, 1892.
Refs: IB 33, 1 May,1 Aug,15 Oct 1891, 106,178,228; B 61, 26 Sep 1891, 246; 62, 13 Feb 1892, 127;  Irish Times, 1,2 May 1891;  Colin Brennan, 'The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: an architectural history 1805-1997', unpublished MA thesis, Univeristy College, Dublin, 1997, 35-36;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 485.

Name: MURRAY, ALBERT EDWARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1897-98
Nature: Experimental and Natural Science Theatre. Contractor: J. Pemberton & Son.
Refs: Colin Brennan, 'The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: an architectural history 1805-1997', unpublished MA thesis, Univeristy College, Dublin, 1997, 39

Name: MILLAR & SYMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1899
Nature: Work at same..
Refs: Diary of R.C. Millar (entry for 24 Dec 1899) in collection of Mrs D. Millar, 1976

Name: CARROLL & BATCHELOR
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1903-4
Nature: Alterations, new college hall
Refs: IB 45, 19 Nov 1903, 2098; 46, 13 Feb 1904, 94

Name: MILLAR & SYMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1938
Nature: Chemistry theatre & biological lab.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0047

Name: MILLAR & SYMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1945
Nature: Alts. Contractor: G. & T. Crampton.
Refs: IAA, PKS 1079

Name: SMYTH, JOHN [4]*
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: ?
Nature: Statues on apex of pediment: Aesculapius supported by Minerva and Hygeia. Royal Arms on tympanum.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 392;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 484.