Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL

Name: ENSOR, JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1750-1757
Nature: Richard Castle's design carried out by JE, with modifications.
Refs: Rotunda Hospital MSS; The Case of Bartholomew Mosse (1755) (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); C.P. Curran, The Rotunda Hospital: its Architects and Craftsmen (Dublin, 1945); The Knight of Glin, 'Richard Castle, architect, his biography and works' in BIGS 7, no. 1 (Jan - Mar 1964), 32-38; D.J. Griffin & S. Lincoln, Drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive (Dublin, 1993), 27; Ian Campbell Ross,, ed., Public Virtue, Public Love; th early years of the Dublin Lying-In Hospital (1986), 23-24,65-66;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),162-164.

Name: CASTLE, RICHARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1750-1757
Nature: RC's design carried out by John Ensor, with modifications. FS laid Jul 1751. Completed, 1757.
Refs: Registry of Deeds, Vol. 134, pp. 37-9, no. 89277, and Vol. 139, pp.332 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 2-6 Jul 1751;  James Malton, A Picturesque and descriptive view of the city of Dublin (1799), unpaginated;  C.P. Curran, The Rotunda Hospital: its Architects and Craftsmen (Dublin, 1945); The Knight of Glin, 'Richard Castle, architect, his biography and works' in BIGS 7, no. 1 (Jan - Mar 1964), 32-38; Ian Campbell Ross, ed., Public Virtue, Public Love; th early years of the Dublin Lying-In Hospital (1986), 23-24,65-66; D.J. Griffin & S. Lincoln, Drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive (Dublin, 1993), 27;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 30,162-164, Pl. 30.

Name: HUTCHINS, WILLIAM *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1750s
Nature: Wrought-iron handrail of principal stair.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 163.

Name: CRAMILLION, BARTHELEMY *#
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1755-1758
Nature: Plasterwork and altarpiece in chapel; ceiling of room in gardens.
Refs: C.P. Curran, Dublin decorative plasterwork of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (1967), 51-55, pls. III (facing p. 14), 72-81; Joseph McDonnell, Irish eighteenth-century Stuccowork and its European Sources(1991), 13-15, 24-25, 125-127, frontispiece, pls. 104-7;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 163-4 .

Name: WEST, ROBERT *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1756a
Nature: RW paid £534.8s.8 1/2d for cornices and plastering, 1 Dec 1756 and £460.1s.2 1/2d, for plaster and stucco, 6 Dec 1756. Work 'presumably included the ornamental work on the staircase ceiling and walls; as well as the soffits of the gallery in the Chapel' (McDonnell). Casey also gives ceiling of entrance hall RW.
Refs: C.P. Curran, The Rotunda Hospital: its architects and craftsmen (1945), 23; C.P. Curran, Dublin Decorative Plasterwork of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries(1967), 51-56, Pls. 72-81; Joseph McDonnell, Irish eighteenth-century stuccowork and its European sources (National Gallery of Ireland, 1991), 21,24-25, Pls.132,133;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 163.

Name: CIPRIANI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1759
Nature: C. in negotiation with Dr Mosse about decoration of chapel ceiling
Refs: M. Craig, Dublin 1660-1860 (1952), 145

Name: TRENCH, MICHAEL FREDERICK
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1790ca
Nature: Pavilions at ends of colonnades flanking hospital building attr. to Trench by Warburton, Whitelaw and Walsh but to Gandon by E. McParland.
Refs: J. Warburton, J. Whitelaw and R. Walsh, History of the City of Dublin (1818), 672, but see also E. McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 91

Name: OWEN, JACOB
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1863
Nature: Alterations to and renovations of chapel. JO furnished plans 'gratuitously'.  Work carried out by Bennett, caninet maker & upholsterer, Henry Street. Chapel reopened 29 Nov 1863.
Refs: Irish Times, 27 Nov,1 Dec 1863.

Name: BUTLER, FREDERICK AUGUSTUS(?)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1878
Nature: FAB makes survey of building in or before 1876 and designs alterations & improvements
Refs: Irish Times, 1 Mar 1876; B 36, 12 Jan 1878, 45; IB 18, 1 Mar 1876, 69; 20, 15 Jan 1878, 27

Name: MURRAY, ALBERT EDWARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1893-95
Nature: AEM winner of competition to design new Thomas Plunket Cairnes wing. 3 storeys. Contract signed 3 Nov 1893. Opened 27 Nov 1895. Contractor: James Kiernan, Talbot St. Sanitary arrangements and gas fittings by Maguire, Dawson St. Cost: £12,000.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1893, no. 448; IB 35, 15 Jul 1893, 162(illus.),165; 37, 1 Dec 1895, 281; 39, 15 Mar 1897, 58;  Irish Times, 24 May,10 Oct 1894;  Irish Times, 2 Apr 1895.

Name: MURRAY, ALBERT EDWARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1905-07
Nature: New wing  providing 6 additional wards, accommodation for nurses & c. on site of colonnade on W side of main block. Cost about £8,000.. Contractor: B. White. Opened by Countess of Aberdeen, 27 Aug 1907. Steelwork, fire resisting floors and flat roofs by Homan & Rogers, Manchester. Plumbing and heating by Howard MacGarvey, Lombard St.
Refs: Drawings by Murray and Homan & Rogers in IAA, Alan Hope Collection, Acc. 86/127, Folder 1; IB 47, 28 Jan,11 Feb,4 Nov 1905, 62,81,761,773; 48, 19 May,3 Nov 1906, 386,888; Irish Times, 28 Aug 1907;  design exh. RHA 1915, no. 479

Name: MURRAY, ALBERT EDWARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1912
Nature: Alts. & imps. in formation of new labour wards in Plunkett Cairnes wing. Contractor: B. Whyte, Summerhill.
Refs: IB 54, 3 Feb 1912, 78;  Irish Times, 7 Mar 1912.

Name: MURRAY, ALBERT EDWARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1913
Nature: Reconstruction of students' quarters,comprising new roms, bathrooms, lavatories, heating, electricity &c. Contractor: B. White, Summerhill. Electric work by Coates, Leinster St; plumbing by Coates, Leinster St; heating by Maguire & Gatchell.
Refs: IB 15, 10 May 1913, 319

Name: HICKS, FREDERICK GEORGE
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1929;1931-32
Nature: Alts. & adds.
Refs: IB 71, 2 Mar 1929, 194; 73, 26 Sep 1931, 830; 74, 13 Feb 1932, 137; 77, 6 Apr 1935, 269

Name: HICKS, FREDERICK GEORGE
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1934-36
Nature: New nurses' home and out patients' dept.
Refs: Design for nurses' home exh. RHA 1936 (no. 292); IB 76, 17 Nov 1934, 1003; 77, 12 Jan 1935, 29; 78, 2 May 1936, 358; AJ 89, 22 Jun 1939, 1086

Name: HICKS, FREDERICK GEORGE
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1937-1940
Nature: Rebuilding of students' quarters.
Refs: IB 79, 16 Oct 1937, 928; 80, 20 Aug 1938, 710; 82, 25 May 1940, 339(illus.). Contractor: E. Stone & Sons, Ringsend.

Name: HOPE, JOHN #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1949;1952;1958
Nature: In-patients'dept., staff room, fire escape, alts., 1949; extension, 1952; temporary paediatric unit in gardens.
Refs: IB 91, 3 Sep,15 Oct,24 Dec 1949,822,964,1218; 94, 25 Oct 1952, 1015; 100, 23 Aug 1958, 608; Luan P. Cuffe, Architectural Survey (1953), 6-7(illus.)

Name: SIBTHORPE, HENRY & SON *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: ?
Nature: Redecoration of chapel.
Refs: Photograph of work in progress from Sibthorpe collection in IAA Reading Room Box Files (012/051 Y14)