Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. MEATH, OLDBRIDGE HOUSE

Name: DARLEY, GEORGE [1]*
Building: CO. MEATH, OLDBRIDGE HOUSE
Date: 1750ca
Nature: New house for Dixie Coddington.  Attribution to GD suggested by Casey & Rowan. Date of building of house recorded in following inscription on piece of baseboard of stair (removed during repairs carried out in 1960s): ' December  1836  Patrick Kelly  of the City of Dublin / Put up these Staircases. / I worked at this building from April  / till now. / 86 years from the first / Building of this house/ till now as we see by a stick like this  found.'

Refs: Inscription on piece of baseboard of stair (removed during repairs carried out in 1960s) in the possession (2013) of Nicholas Coddington, Toronto, Canada, formerly of Oldbridge House;  Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 447.

Name: DARLEY, FREDERICK [2]
Building: CO. MEATH, OLDBRIDGE HOUSE
Date: 1832-1836ca
Nature: Addition of extra floor to each wing and major internal alterations. New stair built by Patrick Kelly, Dublin, Apr-Dec 1836, '86 years from the first building of this house'.
Refs: Drawings on paper watermarked 1832 and inscription by Patrick Kelly on piece of baseboard of stair (removed during repairs carried out in 1960s) in the possession (2013) of Nicholas Coddington, Toronto, Canada, formerly of Oldbridge House;  Mark Bence-Jones, Burke‚Äôs Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 228 (illus.); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 447.