Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT

Name: MARTIN, JAMES [1]
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1741-1745
Nature: Architect/builder of house, now known as agent's house, for 7th Earl of Abercorn (finished by 8th Earl).
Refs: John H. Gebbie, An Introduction to the Abercorn Letters (Omagh, 1972), 4,6,9,10; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 45,47,133,Pl.57; Gervase Jackson Stops, 'Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone - I', Country Life, 12 Jul 1979, 86(illus.),87

Name: SHEEHAN, DAVID *
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1745
Nature: Made 3 or 4 chimneypieces, for 8th Earl of Abercorn.
Refs: John H. Gebbie, An Introduction to the Abercorn Letters (Omagh, 1972), 8-9.

Name: BROOMFIELD, JAMES *
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1746p
Nature: JB employed to 'raise trees, plant clumps...and superintend the clearing of the park and the building of the park wall'.
Refs: John H. Gebbie, An Introduction to the Abercorn letters (1972), 262; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 135

Name: MILLER, JAMES [1]*
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1749
Nature: JM builds stables.
Refs: John H. Gebbie, An Introduction to the Abercorn Letters (Omagh, 1972), 26-7

Name: DICK, JAMES *
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1778
Nature: JD employed as stonecutter.
Refs: John H. Gebbie, ed., The Abercorn Letters (Omagh, 1972), 120

Name: STEWART, ALEXANDER *
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1778-1781
Nature: AS employed as mason during period house was being rebuilt to designs by George Steuart.
Refs: John H. Gebbie, An Introduction to the Abercorn Letters (Omagh, 1972), 119-120,123,155.

Name: HAWKSHAW, -
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1779
Nature: Hawkshaw described as 'foreman ' to George Steuart in building new house at Baronscourt.
Refs: B of I files, citing John H. Gebbie, ed., The Abercorn Letters (Omagh, 1972), 124.

Name: STEUART, GEORGE #
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1779-1781
Nature: New 5-bay, 3-storey house for James Hamilton, 8th Earl of Abercorn, with 3-bay loggia of coupled Tuscan columns and shallow pediment. Cost: £8,015.8s.7½d.  'This new house is all of hewn white stone not very large but very convenient and well finished' (Beaufort).
Refs: Survey elevation and plan of house before alts. by Soane in Soane Museum; account book of GS, 1779-1784, in PRONI, Abercorn Papers, D623/C/3/1 (see PRONI E-catalogue);  letters from GS to 8th Earl of Abercorn, 1780, in PRONI T2541/1A1/13/47;  MS. journal of the Rev. D.A. Beaufort, 1787-1788; John H. Gebbie, ed., The Abercorn Letters (Omagh, 1972), 135; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 130-131; Gervase Jackson Stops, 'Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone - I', Country Life, 12 Jul 1979, 87-88(illus.)

Name: SOANE, JOHN (SIR) #
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1789;1791-92
Nature: Remodelling and enlarging of existing house, for 1st Marquess of Abercorn. Work supervised by Robert Woodgate. Main block gutted by fire, 1796.
Refs: Plan and elevation for a greenhouse for the Hon John James Hamilton, 1789 in Soane Museum, Drawer 8, Set 3, no. 23; 2 elevations in PRONI, T1726; PRONI, T2541/IAI/18-21 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  letters from Steuart to 1st Marquess of Abercorn, from 1779, in PRONI, Abercorn Papers, D 623 (see PRONI E-catalogue);  Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 130-132; Dorothy Stroud, Sir John Soane, architect (1984), 150-151,251, Pls. 101-2.

Name: WOODGATE, ROBERT
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1791-96;1798
Nature: RW clerk of works for John Soane for erection of house, 1791-96; in charge of reconstruction, 1797-98, after fire of Dec 1796.
Refs: Ground floor plan, s. & d. Dec 1795, in Soane Museum, Drawer 29, Set 2; letters and accounts of RW to Marquess of Abercorn re building of house, 1791-1800, in PRONI, Abercorn MSS, D.623/A/106-7, also T2541/1A1/18-21; John H. Gebbie, An Introduction to the Abercorn letters (1972), 169,175,177,181,344,345,348,350; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 131-2; Dorothy Stroud, Sir John Soane, Architect (1984), 64,150-151; Gillian Darley, John Soane: an accidental Romantic (1999), 103

Name: LEE, JAMES
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1794
Nature: Lee, head plasterer at Baronscourt, leaves for Brown Hall, Co. Donegal.
Refs: John H. Gebbie, ed., The Abercorn Letters (Omagh, 1972), 183

Name: TURNER, - [2]*
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1810
Nature: Restoration and re-roofing for 1st Marquess of Abercorn.
Refs: John H. Gebbie, An Introduction to the Abercorn letters (1972), 388-9,393; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 132.

Name: FARRELL, WILLIAM
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1831ca
Nature: WF makes proposals for rebuilding, not carried out. For 2nd Marquess of Abercorn.
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 131

Name: ROBINSON, PETER FREDERICK #
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1832ca;1835ca
Nature: 'Rock Cottage' and Newtownstewart Gate taken from Designs Nos. 1 & 4 in Robinson's |Designs for Lodges & Park Entrances| (1833). For 2nd Marquess of Abercorn.
Refs: J.A.K. Dean, The Gate lodges of Ulster (UAHS, 1994), 135(illus.)

Name: MORRISON, RICHARD (SIR)
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1835-1843
Nature: Reconstruction, with William Morrison, for James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Abercorn.
Refs: G. Jackson-Stops, 'Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone', Country Life 166 (12,19,26 Jul 1979), 86-9,162-5,232-5; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 23-28(illus.)

Name: MORRISON, WILLIAM VITRUVIUS
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1835-1843
Nature: Reconstruction, with Richard Morrison, for James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Abercorn.
Refs: G. Jackson-Stops, 'Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone', Country Life 166 (12,19,26 Jul 1979), 86-9,162-5,232-5; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 23-28(illus.)

Name: BELL, JOSEPH
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1889
Nature: New stables. 16th century style, 'partaking in general features in what is known as the Baronial', for James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn. FS laid 18 Sep 1889. Contr: J. Ballantine, Derry
Refs: IB 31, 15 Oct 1889, 234

Name: RICHARDSON, ALBERT EDWARD (SIR) #
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1947
Nature: House reduced in size and remodelled. (Further alts. & adds, 1969-72, by Erith & Terry, see British Architectural Library Catalogue.)
Refs: Watercolour view exh. RA 1948, no. 1157; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 131

Name: CHAMBERS, WILLIAM (SIR) #
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: ?
Nature: Large dining room chimneypiece (removed from Duddingston House, Edinburgh)
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 133

Name: MALLET, ROBERT [2]
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: ?
Nature: Tower gate entrance designed and erected by RM for lst? Duke of Abercorn.
Refs: Min.Proc.Inst.CE 68 (1881-82), 299

Name: NIVEN, NINIAN
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: ?
Nature: Lower parterre to connect upper parterre to lakeside terrace, for Duke of Abercorn..
Refs: E. Malins & P. Bowe, Irish Gardens and Demesnes from 1830 (1980), 46(illus.),47

Name: THOMAS, WILLIAM BRODERICK #
Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: ?
Nature: Parterre on garden front.
Refs: E. Malins & P. Bowe, Irish Gardens and Demesnes from 1830 (1980), 46(illus.),47.