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Richard Morrison

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 –...

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...

14 April 2010

Morrison, Sir Richard (1767 – 1849)

Richard Morrison was born at Midleton, Co. Cork, the son of John Morrison, also an architect. Originally intended for the church, he was eventually placed as pupil with James Gandon, the architect, in...

23 March 2010

1812 – Design for Knockdrin Castle, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Richard Morrison Unexecuted design for countryhouse near Mullingar in Co. Westmeath. The client opted for a design by John Shiel instead, which still exists today and is a family home.

28 January 2010

1450 – Howth Castle, Co. Dublin

The current building is not the original Howth Castle, which was on the high slopes by the village and the sea. The English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens restyled a 14th century castle built...

08 January 2010

1790 – Bishops Court House, Naas, Co. Kildare

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison An early work of Richard Morrison in a classical style reminiscent of the work of James Gandon. Country house of the Earl of Clonmell.

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...

06 June 2009

Bowden, John (d. 1822)

Served his apprenticeship with Richard Morrison after studying at the Dublin Society Schools, Bowden was architect to the Board of First Fruits of the Church of Ireland from 1813 to 1821. He designed...


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