Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. TYRONE, LISSAN HOUSE

Name: DUCART, DAVIS
Building: CO. TYRONE, LISSAN HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: '…demesne embellished with thriving plantations, an artificial sheet of water with cascades, and a picturesque bridge, built by the celebrated Ducart' (Lewis).
Refs: Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 287; see Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 362 (suggests that lake and landscape improvements and even 18th cent. house may also have been by DD); John Logan, 'Dropped into this Kingdom from the clouds': The Irish career of Davis Dukart, architect and engineer, 1761-1781', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 10 (2007), 62,70,72(illus.)