Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940


Dutch born, bricklayer. Came to Ireland from Holland 'as a factor for the Dutch'. He had a 'great skill in architecture' which caused him to be 'much esteemed, and consulted by the most eminent of the nobility and gentry in their buildings' (Loeber, p.13)
[Pre 1720. See Loeber. Same person as James Allen, mentioned in Mulvany's Life of James Gandon (1846), pp. 255-6.]



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Loeber


1 work entries listed in chronological order for ALLEN, JOHN


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Building: CO. KILDARE, JIGGINSTOWN HOUSE
Date: ca 1636
Nature: For Sir Thomas Wentworth (later Earl of Strafford), Lord Deputy of Ireland. Attributed to Allen.
Refs: R. Loeber, Architects in Ireland 1600 - 1720 (London, 1981), 13