Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Name: CASTLE, RICHARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1728
Nature: RC employed as draughtsman by Edward Lovett Pearce
Refs: The Knight of Glin, 'Richard Castle, architect, his biography and works' in BIGS 7, no. 1 (Jan - Mar 1964), 32-38

Name: BURGH, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1728
Nature: TB's prepares plan for same, rejected in favour of Edward Lovett Pearce's design.
Refs: Deputy Keeper's Report xxx, 53 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44), NA/PRO M3036, f.77; Rolf Loeber, A Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Ireland 1600-1720 (1981), 35

Name: PEARCE, EDWARD LOVETT (SIR)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1729
Nature: New. FS laid 3 Feb 1729. Finished under supervision of Arthur Dobbs after Pearce's death.
Refs: Draft memorial by ELP to Lords Justices of Ireland and designs in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see .Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 1(nos. 1,2,4),2(no.11),5(nos.29,31?),24(no.165),27(no.184), Pls.45,46,47,48a,48b,49); Edward Watson. 'The Irish Parliament House. Who was the architect?', IB 71, 8 Jun 1929, 516-528; E. McParland, 'Edward Lovett Pearce and the Parliament House in Dublin', Burlington Magazine 131 (Feb, 1989), 91-100;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 380-86.

Name: ARMSTEAD, JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1729p
Nature: Joiner work by JA.
Refs: JHCI 4, xxxi. (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: OLDHAM, THOMAS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1729p
Nature: Large timber chimneypiece in House of Lords chamber executed by O.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 385.

Name: DOBBS, ARTHUR
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1735-1739
Nature: AD supervises completion of Edward Lovett Pearce's design. Estimates, 1735; payments, 1739.
Refs: JHCI 4, cxii-, cxiii, cxliii, clxv (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Desmond Clarke, Arthur Dobbs, Esquire (1958), 42-3; E. McParland, Public Architecture in Ireland: 1680-1760 (2001), 188;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 380. 


Name: MAGILL, JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1750s
Nature: Accused at profiteering on works at same by anonymous author of Life and Adventures of Buttermilk Jack (Dublin, 1760).
Refs: Maurice Craig, Dublin 1660-1860 (lst edition, 1952), 169-170.

Name: GANDON, JAMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1782-1789p
Nature: Designed Foster Place entrance front of House of Commons, screen walls and portico for House of Lords.
Refs: Design for W front portico, attrib. to JG, in NLI, AD 3520; see E. McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), refs. as in index;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),383,385

Name: PENROSE, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1786
Nature: May have worked on alts.
Refs: APSD, P, 82

Name: HAYES, SAMUEL (COL)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1786-1793
Nature: SH involved in design of extension to House of Commons.
Refs: T.J. Mulvany, ed., The Life of James Gandon (1846),112-118; E.McParland, James Gandon(1985), 84-87.

Name: SMYTH, EDWARD *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1787
Nature: Statues of Justice, Wisdom and Liberty over pediment of House of Lords. Erected early September 1787.
Refs: Dublin Evening Post, ? Apr 1787; Dublin Penny Journal, 15 Dec 1832, 193; Viola B.M Barrow, 'Edward Smyth', a talk read to the Old Dublin Society in 1979 and published Dublin Historical Record 52, no. 1 (Spring 1999), 70-71 E. McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 80; Patrick Lenehan, 'Edward Smyth, Dublin's Sculptor', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 1989-1990,71-2

Name: PARKE, ROBERT
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1787-1793
Nature: RP architect in charge of erection of House of Commons; succeeded after his death by Edward Parke. 
Refs: James Malton, A Picturesque and descriptive view of the city of Dublin (1799), unpaginated;  E.McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 204; JHCI 15, ccccix; 16, lxxxix (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: PARKE, EDWARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1787-1793
Nature: Supervises completion of work on House of Commons after death of Robert Parke.
Refs: Accounts, 1793-4, in PRONI Foster/Massereene MSS. D562/7523 (see PRONI E-catalogue); Dublin Penny Journal 1 (1832), 192(illus.); E.McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 204; JHCI 15, ccccix; 16, lxxxix (E. McP.)

Name: WALDRÉ, VINCENT
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1792-96
Nature: Reroofing of Commons Chamber after its destruction by fire in Feb 1792. Undated design for lustre.
Refs: Dublin Evening Post, 17 Nov 1796; T.S. Mulvany, ed., The Life of James Gandon (1846), E. McParland, 'The Bank and the Visual Arts', in F.S.L. Lyons, ed., Bicentenary Essays Bank of Ireland 1783-1983 (1983), 105,108(illus.); NA/SPO 509/26/15 (re lustre) (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 385.

Name: SWORDS, THOMAS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1795a
Nature: Brickwork at House of Commons (walls under gallery and work on circular wall). For Board of Works.
Refs: Notebooks of Bryan Bolger, NA/PRO 1A/58/128 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: WOODGATE, ROBERT
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1797
Nature: Plan for heating same.
Refs: PRONI, D562/7530 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Name: HOUGHTON, JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Royal arms in tympanum of Commons' entrance.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 382.