Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. MEATH, LOUGHCREW HOUSE

Name: COCKERELL, CHARLES ROBERT #
Building: CO. MEATH, LOUGHCREW HOUSE
Date: 1820-26
Nature: New house. For James Lenox William Naper. Also lodge, lake, garden and conservatory. (House destroyed by fire, 1888.)
Refs: Diaries of C.P. Cockerell, 1821-1822,1824-1828, in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Archive, CoC\9\2-6 (Box 9) and CoC\10\1-3 (Box 10);  also letter from CRC to Sir Francis Beaufort, 11 Oct 1820, CoC:Add\3\45 (Box 13);  also 6 drawings in RIBA Drawings Collection, SC87/15(7), see Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects C-F (1972), 32; 3 sheets of designs, 1 s & d. 1825, sold Bloomsbury Book Sales, London, 9 Dec 1999; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 384;  Lynda Mulvin, 'Charles Robert Cockerell's encounter with Ireland,: drawings, observations and buildings', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 12 (2009),140-147(illus.).

Name: DEANE, THOMAS NEWENHAM, & SON
Building: CO. MEATH, LOUGHCREW HOUSE
Date: 1889-93
Nature: Refixing of roof on wing; rebuilding of main house after fire of 1888. Estimated cost: £15,124. Contractors: Collen Bros. For James Lenox Naper. Painting by Gibson & Sons. Plastering by George Rome & Co.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0273, 0293, B15/20 (missing), A07 (Mar 1889-Aug 1893, pp.350,351,355,428); Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 392