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William Burges

19 October 2012

1869 – Church of Ireland, Bunclody, Co. Wexford

Architect: Joseph Welland / William Burges The original church was by Thomas Cooley, but little now remains of it, after the Ecclesiastical Commissioners largely rebuilt it in 1869. Then the galleries were removed,...

18 February 2011

1873 – Design for Edinburgh Cathedral

Architect: William Burges Perspective view of unsuccessful design for Edinburgh Cathedral – the commission was won by George Gilbert Scott. Published in The Architect, February 15th 1873.

10 February 2011

1867 – William Burges’ Design for Royal Courts of Justice, London

Architect: William Burges View from The Strand published in The Building News, May 3rd 1867.

25 August 2010

1878 – The Tower House, Kensington, London

Architect: William Burges The Tower House was built between 1876 and 1878 in the 13th century French gothic style, by the Victorian architect William Burges for himself. Burges purchased the plot of land...

23 September 2009

1873 – Holy Trinity Church, Crosshaven, Co. Cork

Architect: William Burges Designed by William Burges after he had won the commission for St Finn Barre’s Cathedral in Cork, this little parish church was never completed. After the main body of the...

21 September 2009

1879 – St Finn Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

Architect: William Burges Sited on a hillside above the south channel of the River Lee, St Finn Barre’s Cathedral is a miniature cathedral but a decorative giant. The exterior of this quite small...

07 July 2009

Clutton, Henry (1819-93)

A pupil of Edward Blore between 1835-40, he commenced his own practice in 1844. He won first place in the Lille Cathedral competition with William Burges (his partner from 1851 to 1856). His...

09 June 2009

1870s – Castell Coch, Cardiff

Architect: William Burges Castell Coch, or in Welsh, the Red Castle is an elaborately decorated Victorian folly designed by Burges for John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute and built in the 1870s. However,...

09 June 2009

1870 – Cardiff Castle, Wales

Architect: William Burges A Norman castle but substantially altered and extended during the Victorian period (1860s and 1870s) by John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, and the architect William Burges. Original Norman work...

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