Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, COUNTY GAOL

Name: ELSAM, RICHARD #
Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1809-10
Nature: Built by Henry, Mullins & McMahon?
Refs: Design for gaol 'now erecting' exh. Society of Artists of Ireland, 1809 (nos. 81,132), see IALE, I, 218; P. Nicholson, The New Practical Builder and Workman's Companion (1823), 577 (illus.); Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn, 2008), 356, citing P. Nicholson, Treatise on the Five Orders of Architecture (1834), pls. 64,65, and R. Elsam or James Neild, A Description of Cavan Gaol (Dublin, 1810); elevation in IAA, ICEI collection, Henry, Mullins & McMahon album (Acc.2005/095, IEI 5190).

Name: WILLIAMS, ARTHUR *
Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1824a
Nature: Arthur Williams and George Cockburn contractors for same. (In Pigot's |Directory| (1824) 'new jail' is described as 'a neat, commodious and secure building'.)
Refs: Obituary of Cockburn in DB 4, 15 Feb 1862, 43

Name: COCKBURN, GILBERT [1] *
Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1824a
Nature: Arthur Williams and George Cockburn contractors for same. (In Pigot's |Directory| (1824) 'new jail' is described as 'a neat, commodious and secure building'.)
Refs: Obituary of Cockburn in DB 4, 15 Feb 1862, 43