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Unbuilt Ireland

04 January 2013

1787c – Unbuilt West Elevation of Houses of Parliament, Dublin

Architect:James Gandon Unbuilt elevation design for west front of Irish Houses of Parliament in Dublin. Attributed to Gandon by the Yale Center for British Art.

22 July 2014

1788 – Proposal to link Grand Canal with Liffey, Dublin

Architect: John Brownrigg A large ladder of canal locks proposed to join the James Street Basin of the Grand Canal with the River Liffey. At the Liffey end, small harbours would have been...

13 December 2011

1789 – Designs for Foster Place, Dublin

Architect: Richard Johnston Design for elevation of west side of Foster Place, Dublin, conecting with the facade of Daly’s Clubhouse development on Dame Street.

09 April 2012

1790 – Central Range and Campanile, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: William Chambers Design for eastern side of Parliament Square in Trinity College Dublin. Never constructed, some years later during the 1850s, a new campanile by Charles Lanyon was constructed in this position.

10 February 2010

1790 – Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Leading from College Green to O’Connell street and named after John Fane, tenth Earl of Westmoreland and Lord Lieutenant 1790-94. One of the last streets to be laid out by the Wide Streets...

31 January 2013

1790s – Unbuilt Wide Streets Commission Approach & Entrance to Dublin Castle

Unbuilt plan by the Wide Streets Commissioners for a new ceremonial entrance to the Lower Yard of Dublin Castle and street to the “round church” – St. Andrew’s. The entrance at the Lower...

12 March 2012

1791 – Design for Cashel Cathedral Steeple

Architect: Richard Morrison The lower part of the tower was completed as per this design, but the secondary level and the spire received a different treatment.

13 December 2011

1791 – Design for Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Sherrard Design for part of north side of Dame Street, going westwards from Anglesea Street. Abandoned when part of the site was developed for Commercial Buildings.

15 December 2011

1792 – Design for Royal Circus, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Cunningham Design for a quadrant terrace of houses around a planned Royal Circus to be built in the Gardiner Estate on the northside of Dublin. This was never constructed but would...