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Architecture of Wicklow

09 March 2013

1790 – Poulaphouca Bridge, Co. Wicklow

Once this waterfall on the Liffey was once one of the best known in the country, but was reduced to a trickle when the hydroelectric scheme was built in the 1940′s. The bridge...

03 July 2013

1811 – Castle Howard, Avoca, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison Built 1811 around the fabric of an earlier house. The house is designed part in Romantic Castle style and part in Abbey style. Described by Mark Bench-Jones as “a...

31 December 2009

1819 – Shelton Abbey, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison The ancestral seat of the Earls of Wicklow was the palatial Shelton Abbey, near Arklow, County Wicklow, which remained in the family until 1951. Detached eleven-bay two storey former...

15 June 2010

1820 – Killruddery, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison, William Slater, William Burn Now a lot smaller than completed after Earl of Meath demolished most of the entrance front in the 1950s when the building was discovered to...

01 March 2013

1859 – Turkish Baths, Quinsborough Rd., Bray, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Sir John Benson & Richard Barter Based on the principals of Dr. Richard Barter who was reponsible for a number of similar establishments in Ireland, and owned by William Dargan. Built in...

14 March 2013

1860 – Carmelite Monastery, Delgany, Co. Wicklow

Architect: John Sterling Butler The Carmelite presence in Delgany dates back to 1844 when a monastic community was founded from Warrenmount in Dublin. Still active today, the monastery is now housed in a...

15 June 2010

1860 – Kelly’s Bath House, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Detached two-bay two-storey former bath house, constructed by John Kelly and provided hot, cold and open sea baths. To the north side is an enclosed rear yard. The building now is boarded up...

15 June 2010

1860 – Martello Terrace, Bray, Co. Wicklow

A largely uniform terrace of eight houses built in 1860. A veranda and first floor Regency style balcony, with Chinoiserie railings. spans the front of the building, continuing across the whole grouping.

14 August 2013

1860 – Old Connaught House, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Lanyon & Lynn A fine Tudor mansion by Charles Lanyon of Lanyon an Lynn, in the late 1850s, and completed by 1860. Published in The Builder, March 5 1859. “This mansion is...