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Richard Morrison

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.

11 March 2012

1812 – Ballyheigue Castle, Co. Kerry

Architect: Richard Morrison & William Vitruvius Morrison Long rambling castle sited across a hillside. Burnt during 1921, a wing was recently restored. The grounds are now a golf course. Interestingly while both illustrations...

22 January 2012

1807 – Castle Gar, Ahascragh, Co. Galway

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison “In his exteriors he imitated mediaeval castles and abbeys, or preferably Tudor mansions, and sometimes combined the two. His interiors were richly decorated with ornamental carvings, the walls were...

09 January 2012

1801 – Proposal for St. George’s Church, Dublin

Architect: Richard Morrison In 1800, eight architects were invited to submit proposals for St. George’s Church, even though a proposal by Francis Johnston had already been approved. Morrison’s design placed second behind that...

30 November 2011

1781 – Baronscourt, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone

Architect: John Soane, Richard Morrison, William Vitruvius Morrison Originally built as a 5-bay, 3-storey house for James Hamilton, 8th Earl of Abercorn in 1781 by George Steuart. Remodelled a couple of years later...

16 October 2011

1805 – Lyons, Hazlehatch, Co. Kildare

Architect: Richard Morrison Lyons, near Hazlehatch, County Kildare, was originally the seat of the Aylmer family, though they sold it to the 1st Lord Cloncurry who had a new house built in 1797....

23 March 2011

1820 – Castle Freke, Co. Cork

Architect: Richard Morrison Ruined for many years, currently undergoing reconstruction.

23 March 2011

1802 – Design for house, Co. Laois

Architect: Richard Morrison A design published in “A collection of designs for rural retreats” by James Malton, with two elevational treatments. Annotated as to be built in “Queen’s County”, there are no records...

23 March 2011

1818 – Design for Glencairn Abbey, Co. Waterford

Architect: Richard Morrison Largely unbuilt scheme for a client who died shortly after the design was commissioned. Although a house was actually built, it was to a more reduced scale and ambition –...