Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)

Name: ATKINS, WILLIAM
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Designs exh at RHA 1863 (nos.458,470); Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 246,249

Name: BARRE, WILLIAM JOSEPH
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: RHA 1863, Nos. 493,498; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 26-32, Pls.9,10; Brett, 39

Name: CARTER, WILLIAM ADOLPHUS #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: RA 1863, no. 934;  B 21, 28 Mar 1863, 218;   DB 5, 15 Apr,15 May 1863, 66,85;  Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Jul 1863), 193.

Name: DEANE, THOMAS NEWENHAM (SIR)
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant, awarded 2nd prize.
Refs: B 21, 7 Feb 1863, 97; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (1997), 381

Name: GODWIN, EDWARD WILLIAM #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant. Design exh. at Architectural Exhibition, London, Apr 1863.
Refs: Perspective view in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA drawings collection PB517/7(1-2), see British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/QY0BWPhHh3/MAIN_CAT/201970011/9 (last visited May 2009), and Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects G-K (1973), 29 (no. 15);  DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 66 (citing B 21, 28 Mar 1863, 217-8);  Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Apr 1863), 91


Name: HAGUE, WILLIAM [2]
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant. Design exh. at architectural exhibition (where?), 1865.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Jul 1865, 173

Name: LANYON, LYNN & LANYON
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrants.
Refs: Sketch by W.H. Lynn in collection of Mr P.J. Mulvenna, 1978, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), no. 29

Name: PUGIN & ASHLIN
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: P & A competition entrants?
Refs: RA 1863, no. 935; DB 5, 15 May 1863, 85

Name: STIRLING, WILLIAM
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant. Design exh. RHA 1863.
Refs: RHA 1863, Nos. 464,467,468,472,496

Name: LIGHTLY, WILLIAM #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant.  Exhibits 9 drawings at Architectural Exhibition, Apr 1863. Design 'unworthy of its purpose' (Civil Engineer & Architect's Journal).
Refs: DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 66 (citing B 21, 28 Mar 1863, 217-8);  Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Apr 1863), 91.


Name: MILEHAM, CHARLES HENRY MONEY #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant.  Design exh. at Architectural Exhibition, London, Apr 1863.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 66 (citing B 21, 28 Mar 1863, 217-8);  Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Apr 1863), 91

Name: JONES, JOHN PHILPOT
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant. Design exh. at Architectural Exhibition, London, Apr 1863;  'a large and showy sepia drawing, but so coarse in its features, wit the additional absurdity of a host of sham gables, that it is quite an exception to the rules by which in the present day we are taught to be guided' (Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal)
Refs: DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 66 (citing B 21, 28 Mar 1863, 217-8);  Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26, (Apr 1863), 91.


Name: DRIVER, CHARLES HENRY #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant.  Design exh. at Architectural Exhibition, London, Apr 1863.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 66 (citing B 21, 28 Mar 1863, 217-8);  Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Apr 1863), 91


Name: BEAZLEY, CHARLES NIGHTINGALE #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant. Design exhibited Architectural Exhibition, London, Apr 1863;  'partakes more of the massive than the iornate element, being perhaps overdone in simplicity' (Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal).
Refs: DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 66 (citing B 21, 28 Mar 1863, 217-8);  Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Apr 1863), 91. 

Name: WEST, CLIFTON JOHN #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant. Design exh. at Architectural Exhibition Apr 1863; design  'has more the aspect of a large English church than a cathedral...chiefly noticeable for its good proportions throughout and for its consistent details'.-
Refs: Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Apr 1863), 91.

Name: WALLEN, FREDERICK #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant. Design exh. at Architectural Exhibition, London, Apr 1863; 'extravagantly absurd' (Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal).
Refs: Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Apr 1863), 91.

Name: GEORGE, ERNEST (SIR) #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Mssrs. Vaughan and George competition entrants. Design, exh. at Architectural Exhibition, Apr 1863, 'ambitions, but wanting in good proportion and knowledge of effective composition' (Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal ).
Refs: Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Apr 1863), 91.

Name: VAUGHAN, THOMAS #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Mssrs. Vaughan and George compeitition entrants.
Refs: Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Apr 1863), 91.

Name: BURGES, WILLIAM #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862-1912
Nature: WB wins competition (announced, 1862) for new cathedral on site of earlier one. Demolition of old cathedral begun, 1864. FS laid 11 or 12 Jan 1865. Consecrated 30 Nov 1870, having cost £36,000 (no towers or carvings, as yet). Contractors: Robert Walker, Cork, until Dec 1866 and, from Aug 1867, Cockburn & Sons, Dublin.(Clerk of works in 1867 'Mr Adams'). SB shows committee model of cathedral with towers and spires complete, also several plans for interior decorations, including Bishop's throne. Burges's offer, 1869, to present figure of Christ for western gable declined but offer of gilt angel on eastern gable accepted. Mr Butler of Dublin appointed surveyor to take measurements, so as to begin erection of towers and spires at once.Towers built, 1876-79 (Contractor: John Delany). Crawford gives £8,300 for carving on W front, 1877. Top stone of western towers and spires laid, 6 Apr 1878 (Contractor: Mr Delany. Clerk of Works: Mr Sier). West front approaching completion, Apr 1883.Dean's Transept lined with marble in memory of Samuel Madden, DD, 1892. Vestries added to designs of WB, 1895. Chancel completed from 1912.
Refs: Plans by Burges and other MS material in cathedral Chapter House; presentation perspective of bishop's throne (drawn by A.H. Haig) in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, SA57/BURG[8](1-4), see Margaret Richardson, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects B (RIBA, 1972), 118, Fig. 111, and British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/6hmw8obfwj/MAIN_CAT/297520093/13 (last visited Apr 2009);  letter(s) from Burges among Caulfield letters in Cork City and County Archives, U 298;  RA 1863, 925; 1867, no.912; 1868, no.892; 1877, no.1065;  B 20, 22 Mar,21 Jun,18 Oct,1 Nov 1862, 210,449,753,795; 21, 7 Feb,16 May 1863, 97,350,351; 22, 18 Jun,24,31 Dec 1864, 448,941,956; 23, 28 Jan 1865, 70; 28, 10 Dec 1870, 995; 34, 19 Feb 1876, 180; 42, 24 Jun 1882, 766; 51, ? Nov,? Dec 1886, 753,825; DB 4, 15 Feb,15 Apr 1862, 44;104; 5, 15 Jan,1,15 Feb,1 Mar,1,15 Apr 1863, 11,22,27-8,35,62,66; 6, 15 Nov 1864, 234,236); 7, 1,15 Jan 1865, 9,18; 8, 1 Feb 1866, 29;  IB 9, 1 Aug 1867, 194; 10, 1 May 1868, 108; 11, 15 Jul 1869, 165; 13, 1,15 Jan,1 Apr 1871, 2,15,19,90,91(illus.); 15, 15 Apr 1873, 109; 23, 19 Jun 1880, 425; 27, 8,22 Apr 1882, 221,251; 32, 1 Dec 1890, 283; 37, 15 Jun 1895, 146; Jubilee No. 1909, 49(illus.); 54, 7 Dec 1912, 699;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 7, no. 67 (21 Jan 1865), 17; 18, no. 201, 24 Feb 1876, 48; 19, no. 225, 1 Dec 1877, 388; 20, no. 230, 1 May 1878, 138);  25, no.172,  21 Apr 1883, 335; Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Jul 1863), 193;  Irish Churchman 1, no. 1, 22 Feb 1868, 11;  Architect 2, 16 Jan,3 Apr 1869,36(illus.),179; 3, 26 Mar 1870, 147(illus.); 17, 12 May 1877, 306(illus.); 23, 19 Jun 1880, 425(illus.); 27, 22 Apr 1882, 1882(illus.); 53, 24 May 1895, suppl. p.10;  Irish Times, 8 Apr 1876,18 Apr 1892;   R. Caulfield, Annals of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork (1871); A. Robinson, St Finbarr's Cathderal, Cork (1897); Charles Eastlake, History of the Gothic Revival (1872), 353-4; JCHAS (1911), 179; Charles Handley-Read, 'St Fin Barre's Cathedral', Architectural Review 141, June 1967, 422-30; J. Mordaunt Crook, William Burges and the High Victorian Dream (1981), 195-208; Hilary Pyle, 'The Decoration of Cork Cathedral', Irish Arts Review 1989-90, 3033;  Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 6-10(illus.)

Name: SEDDON, JOHN POLLARD #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862-63
Nature: Competition entrant. Design exh. at Architectural Exhibition, London, Apr 1863.
Refs: Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 26 (Apr 1863), 91

Name: HARRISON, CHARLES WILLIAM *
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1871
Nature: Great west window and font designed by Wm. Burges executed by CWH.
Refs: IB 13, 1 Jan 1871, 2(illus. on separate plate)

Name: MURPHY, SAMUEL *
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1873
Nature: Pulpit carried out to designs of William Burges by SM.
Refs: IB 15, 15 Apr 1873, 109

Name: BUTTERFIELD, WILLIAM #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1876
Nature: Chalice and paten presented as memorial to Dean Edwards. Mainly from designs of WB. Manufacturers: Keith & Co., Denmark Street, London.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 18, no. 202, 23 Mar 1876, 85

Name: DELANY, JOHN *
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1876-78
Nature: JD contractor for erection of towers & spires. ?Also supplied & fixed marble columns in chancel & 2 beams & corbels over stalls.
Refs: Architect's plans & accounts for St Finbarre's Cathedral in the Chapter House (unsorted in 1970s); Building News 101, 22 Sep 1911, 396; Journal of the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society 1943, 30.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1877
Nature: Stained glass windows in memory of late Rev. Mr. Day erected.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 19, no. 218, 1 Jun 1877, 185


Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1878
Nature: Stained glass window in nave (Abraham offering Isaac) erected by Cork Church of Ireland Young Men's Association.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 20, no. 229, 1 Apr 1878, 106.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1880
Nature: Memorial window placed in S transpt to Lt Coghill, who perished in trying to save the colours at Isulanda[Isandlwana];  also to General Travers and Geeneral Chatterton.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 22, no. 14, 10 Apr 1880, 300.

Name: HILL, WILLIAM HENRY [1]
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1895
Nature: Vestries to be erected to design of late W. Burges under supervision of WHH.. Will cost £1,600 or £1,650.
Refs: Architect 53, 24 May 1895, suppl. p.10; IB 37, 15 Jun 1895, 146

Name: HILL, WILLIAM HENRY [2]
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1913-15
Nature: New chapter house (Bishop Meade Memorial) & strong room according to designs of William Burges. Completed Nov 1915 at cost of £1,300. Builder: John Sisk & Sons, Cork.
Refs: IB 55, 13 Sep 1913, 595; 56, 1 Aug 1914, 471; 57, 6 Nov 1915, 485; 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729

Name: FLANAGIN, HUGH WILLIAM
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1917
Nature: HWF acts as executant architect carring out scheme of late Wm. Burges for memorials in cathedral in form of marble shafts in sanctuary, clerestory & triforium.
Refs: IB 59, 10 Nov 1917, 572