Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, CHRIST CHURCH (CI, TANEY PARISH)

Name: FARRELL, WILLIAM
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, CHRIST CHURCH (CI, TANEY PARISH)
Date: 1815-18
Nature: New church, consecrated 21 Jun 1818.  'The church, towards the erection of which the late Board of First Fruits granted a loan of £4300, in 1818, is a spacious and handsome cruciform structure, in the later English style, with a square embattled tower;  the interior was thoroughly renovated in 1835, for which purpose the Ecclesiastical Commissioners granted £256.'(Lewis)
Refs: Ground and gallery plans and N. elevation in William Farrell album, Houghton Library, Harvard University (ref: RAN 1/N/4) nos. 3-5; see John Harris, A Catalogue of British Drawings for Architecture, Decoration, Sculpture and Landscape Gardening 1550-1900 in American Collections (1971), 96;  Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 595;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 298.
 


Name: BUTLER, JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, CHRIST CHURCH (CI, TANEY PARISH)
Date: 1861-64
Nature: Enlargement consisting of provision of 300 extra sittings 'under the supervision of Mr Butler, architect'.  Contractor for extra works, 1864: J. Butler & Son, Dublin.  Enlargement described as the addition of a large and commodious aisle opening into wall opposite pulpit in Irish Ecclesisastical Gazette, 1880.
Refs: Drawing(s) in RCB Library, portfolio 15; IAA, PKS B02/37, A03 (Feb 1864, p.60v); DB 3, 15 Mar 1861, 460; Irish Times, 14 Jan 1862;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 22.no. 25. 19 Jun 1880, 476.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, CHRIST CHURCH (CI, TANEY PARISH)
Date: 1878ca
Nature: Henry Roe 'in fulfilment of an old promise to Dr Hamilton [i.e. Rev. A. Hamilton, incumbent]' donates 'large and commodious chancel, with the addition of a splendid and costly organ.  Reredos put up by Mr McComas. 'Within pat year [i.e. 1879-80] chancel further adorned with Caen stone pulpit, reading desk, open gothic wall at entry to chancel.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 22, no. 25, 19 Jun 1880, 476.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, CHRIST CHURCH (CI, TANEY PARISH)
Date: 1879
Nature: Handsome stone pulpit erected by Edward Kinahan in memory of his son. 'If the cone[i.e. flat paster] ceiling in the old part of the church was removed and open woodwork to correspond with the new substituted, Christ Church, Dundrum, would be amongst the handsomest of our suburban parish churches.'
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette, 21, no. 242, 1 May 1879, 522.