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Edward Lovett Pearce

25 March 2010

Bellamont: Palladian villa in a perfect, private world

If perfection in this life is attainable, it currently awaits the discerning buyer with access to €7.5 million, prepared to make their way to Cootehill, Co Cavan and experience the sheer pleasure that...

19 February 2010

1680 – State Apartments, Dublin Castle

The State Apartments in Dublin Castle were originally constructed as living accommodation for the Lord Lieutenant. The Lord Lieutenants preferred the comforts of the Phoenix Park residence however and tended to live there...

19 February 2010

1720 – Upper Yard, Dublin Castle

In the eighteenth century as the Georgian streetscape of Dublin was being developed, the castle was redeveloped also. A young architect believed to be Sir Edward Lovett Pearce redesigned the upper yard using...

16 February 2010

1803 – Former Houses of Parliament / Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin

Architect: Edward Pearce, James Gandon, Robert Parke, Francis Johnston This was the first purpose built Parliament House in the world and was constructed at a great time of public confidence in Dublin. The...

06 June 2009

Pearce, Sir Edward Lovett (1699-1733)

Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1699-1733) was the leading exponent of Palladianism in Ireland along with Richard Cassels. In 1726 Pearce became the MP for Ratoath after a disputed election. His father, General Edward...

06 June 2009

Cassels, Richard (1690-1751)

Richard Cassels (1690-1751) was of German origin and also known as Richard Castle. He settled in Ireland around 1728 and worked with Edward Lovett Pearce on the Houses of Parliament before becoming the...

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