Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Cork. William Atkins, fourth son of Ringrose Atkins, MD, and Sarah Atkins, daughter and co-heiress of William Atkins of Fountainville, Mallow, Co. Cork, was born at Firville, near Mallow, in about 1812.(1) His father's youngest sister Margaret was the second wife of GEORGE RICHARD PAIN GEORGE RICHARD PAIN , to whom he was apprenticed.(2) In 1831 a drawing by him was judged the second best architectural drawing in the exhibition of the Cork Society for Promoting the Fine Arts;(3) his premium was however withheld.(4) The drawing in question may have been the 'Design for a Temple to the Fine Arts' which he exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy the following year.(5) Between 1845 and 1869 Atkins entered at least thirteen architectural competitions, gaining first place in five of them. Two of his successful designs - for Cork Town Hall and Killarney Railway Hotel, both of 1852 - were produced in collaboration with an architect named - JOHNSON JOHNSON . In the second half of the 1860s he designed several new Church of Ireland churches in the ecclesiastical province of Cashel, which suggests that he may have been a district architect for the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in this period.

In 1845 Atkins married his cousin Louisa Gelston (1812-1904) and two years later he inherited half the estate of his maternal grandfather William Atkins at Fountainville. He farmed the property until 1854. He died on 5 January 1887, 'in the 76th year of his age',(6) leaving a widow, three sons and a daughter and an estate of £5000 in Ireland and £500 in England. His pupils and assistants included SAMUEL FRANCIS HYNES  SAMUEL FRANCIS HYNES and EDWARD JAMES MARTIN.  EDWARD JAMES MARTIN.

RSAI (Kilkenny Archaeological Society): elected member, 7 January 1853, having been proposed by John Windele.(7)

Addresses: 11 Morrison's Island, Cork, 1842-44;(8) Bridge Street, Cork, 1854;(9) 6 Adelaide Place, Cork, 1858-1860;(10) 22 Warren's Place, Cork, 1863;(11) 39 South Mall, and 6 Adelaide Place, St Luke's, 1867.(12) 39 South Mall, 1871.(13)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 241-9.

(1) Information from Burke's Landed Gentry [undated edition of circa 1860], 31, and www.familysearch.com.
(2) Cork Constitution, 7 Jan 1832.(All references to the Cork Constitution were kindly supplied by Kenneth Severens.)
(3) Cork Constitution, 20 Sep 1831.
(4) Cork Constitution, 29 Dec 1831.
(5) RHA 1832, no. 257.
(6) IB 29, 15 Jan 1887, 31.
(7) JRSAI 2 (1852-53), 349.
(8) County & City of Cork Post-Office General Directory for 1842-43 and 1844-45.
(9) JRSAI 2 (1852-53), list of members, corrected to Mar 1854.
(10) JRSAI 5 (1858-59), supplement at end of volume;  however in Tralee Chronicle, 22 Mar 1859, his address is still given as 16 Bridge street, Cork.
(11) RHA Index, I, 22, and Laing's Cork Mercantile Directory (1863).
(12) Henry & Coghlan's General Directory of Cork (1867).
(13) Fulton's City of Cork Directory (1871).


46 work entries listed in chronological order for ATKINS, WILLIAM


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Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, UPPER HARTSTONGE STREET, LEAMY'S SCHOOL
Date: 1843-45
Nature: Competition for plans and specifications for new school announced in Mar 1843. Plans of WA for Tudor Revival building selected. Contractor: Joseph Fogerty, Henry St.
Refs: Limerick Chronicle, 22 Mar 1843,22 Oct,17 Dec 1845 (information from Frank Keohane, Mar 2010, and from David Lee & Debbie Jacobs, James Pain, architect (Limerick Civic Trust, 2005), 325-6(illus.)

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, GORT ROAD, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1845
Nature: A Mr Atkins was a competition entrant, but competition won by Henry Whitestone.
Refs: Clare Journal, 27 Oct 1845; William Garner, Ennis: Architectural Heritage (An Foras Forbatha, 1981), 16,18,19(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAROLD'S CROSS ROAD, MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY, CHAPEL
Date: 1845
Nature: Winner of competition.
Refs: APSD II, D, 75; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 241,248.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, LEE ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OUR LADY'S HOSPITAL)
Date: 1847-1852;1861
Nature: New asylum in 'First Pointed' style. Tenders received, Aug 1847; Begun 1849. Opened 1852 when accommodation was for 250 men and 250 women. Cost £87,000. Extended 1861,1873.(Robert Walker contractor for 1873 extension) Atkins resigns in 1876 as a result of dispute with Board.
Refs: Cork Constitution, 24 Aug 1847 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Mar 2012);  plan & elevation in 16th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1848), Appendix B, 16,17; B 8, 17 Aug,5 Oct 1850, 387,473; 9, 13 Dec 1851, 790; 10, 31 Jul,27 Nov 1852, 483,754-5; IB 15, 15 May 1873, 140; 17, 15 May,15 Jun,15 Jul,15 Dec 1875, 140,159,198-9,351; 18, 1,15 Aug 1876, 229,235; APSD, C, 147-8, & L, 153; Building News 14, ? ? 1867, 148; 45th Report on District, Criminal and Private Lunatic Asylums (1896), 14; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 241-2,248.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, POPE'S QUAY, ST MARY'S DOMINICAN PRIORY
Date: 1848-1852
Nature: Italianate with campanile 100ft high. Cork Red sandstone with limestone dressings.. FS laid 2 May 1848. In course of erection, 1850, when Builder correspondent opined that a 'Flemish-looking gable takes from the general effect produced by the rest of the façade'. Described as 'newly erected', Aug 1851. Contractor for interior: Cornelius O'Leary, Dominick Street, Cork.
Refs: Cork Examiner, 3 May 1848; B 8, 15 Jun 1850, 283-4; APSD II, C, 147; M. MacAuliffe, Dominicans in Cork (1939), 44; T.F. McNamara, Portrait of Cork (1981), 86(illus.); Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 243,248.

Building: CO. KILKENNY, CASTLECOMER, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1849
Nature: Restoration.
Refs: Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 248.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, COLLEGE ROAD, ST COLUMBA'S COLLEGE
Date: 1849
Nature: According to Attwood after purchase of Holly Park for school, WA was the executant architect 'who carried out the additions and alterations following the design of Mr P.C. Hardwick as nearly as possible'
Refs: Photocopies of proposals for new quadrangle by WA (originals formerly in Scott's office) in IAA, RP.D.108.3; Fred W. Attwood, 'History of St Columba's College', The Columban Annual (1933), 39-40; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 248

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, FATHER MATHEW QUAY, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (RC, CAPUCHIN)
Date: 1850
Nature: Completion of interior. Red pine roof coloured to imitate oak. North window by Gibbs of London in memory of Daniel O'Connell. Opened Oct 1850 although not quite finished.
Refs: B 8, 19 Aug,5 Oct 1850, 380,473; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 248.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SHARMAN CRAWFORD STREET, ST MARIE'S OF THE ISLE CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1850-51;1869
Nature: New convent in First Pointed style; red stone with limestone dressings. FS laid 2 May 1850. Chapel added, 1869.
Refs: Cork Examiner, 3 May 1850 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Sep 2010); B 8, 7 Dec 1850, 582-3(illus.); 9, 13 Dec 1851, 790; DB 2, 1 Jul 1860, 297; designs exh. at National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures & Products, Cork, 1852 (nos. 4,169); APSD, II, C, 147; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 243,248,249.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SULLIVAN'S QUAY, TOWN HALL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1851
Nature: Atkins & Johnson winners of competition with design costing about £14,000. Unexecuted.
Refs: Design exh. at National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures & Products, Cork, 1852 (168a); B 10, 10 Mar,31 Jul 1852, 158,483 (for further refs. to town hall project, see alsoB 7, 10 Feb 1849, 70; 9, 22 Feb,12 Jul,13,27 Dec 1851, 124,437,791,817; 10, 21 Feb 1852, 23); Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 243-4,248

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, RAILWAY ROAD, GREAT SOUTHERN HOTEL
Date: 1852
Nature: Atkins & Johnson winners of competition, but building erected to designs of Frederick Darley.
Refs: Cork Examiner, 17 Nov 1852 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Nov 2010);  B 10, 13,27 Nov 1852, 728,757; Exhibition of Fine & Ornamental Arts, Dublin, 1861, no. 328; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 244.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, CORN EXCHANGE
Date: 1852-53
Nature: Winner of competition (prize of £75). Palladian with 'lofty campanile'. Tenders for erecting same, ranging from £29,705 to £16,266, received Apr 1853. Tender of John Ryan & Son for Oat & Butter Markets (£3200) accepted, May 1853. Butter weigh-house opened (3 compartments beneath glass dome), Jul 1854.
Refs: B 10, 4 Sep,2,9,30 Oct 1852, 570,631,645,689; B 11, 23,30 Apr,14 May 1853, 264,279,315; 12, 15 Jul 1854, 378; drawing exh. Limerick Art Exhibition, 1858, no. 230 (IALE, I, 21)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, INFIRMARY ROAD, COUNTY & CITY REFUGE
Date: 1853
Nature: New refuge, attached to Episcopal Free Church.  FS laid, 24 Sep 1853.  Contractors: Olden & Martin.
Refs: Cork Constitution, 24 Sep 1853 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Dec 2011).

Building: CO. CORK, STREAMHILL (DONERAILE)
Date: 1855
Nature: For Cavanaugh Murphy. Attr. to Atkins by Williams
Refs: Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 246,249.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, RYVES CASTLE (KNOCKLONG)
Date: 1855
Nature: Improvements for - Franks (cousin of Atkins)
Refs: B 13, 20 Oct 1855, 502; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 244.249

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, GREENMOUNT, ST PATRICK'S ORPHANAGE
Date: 1855
Nature: Attributed to Atkins by Williams and O'Dwyer.
Refs: Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 243,249; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 130

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BLACKWALL, LINDVILLE PRIVATE LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1855
Nature: Neo-Romanesque private lunatic asylum being erected on the Blackwall side of the river for Dr Osborne. Red brick with limestone dressings.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Oct 1864, 205-6; B 8, 20 Oct 1855, 502; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 243.

Building: CO. KERRY, COOLCLOGHER
Date: 1857
Nature: Romanesque house, 'beautifully situated over the lakes'. For John Leahy. Cut stone work by Egan.
Refs: DB 3, 1 Jan 1861, 387; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 244,249.

Building: CO. KERRY, MUCKROSS HOUSE (KILLARNEY)
Date: 1857
Nature: Gates, farm, church, porte cochère, for Col Henry Herbert. Gates executed by Perrot, Cork. Church built by Evans.
Refs: Irish Times, 28 Dec 1860;  DB 3, 1 Jan 1861, 387;  Irish Times, 28 Dec 1860;  Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 244,249

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ANNER CASTLE
Date: 1857
Nature: Completion of Charles Anderson's design after latter's emigration to USA in 1849. Date given as 1857 by Williams and as 1860s by Bence Jones
Refs: Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 244,249; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 5(illus.)

Building: CO. KERRY, OAKPARK HOUSE (TRALEE)
Date: 1857-1860
Nature: Northern Italian Gothic, for Maurice Fitzgerald Sandes. Builder: R. Evans. Chimneypieces: Hardman, Birmingham. Staircase brasswork: Skidmore, Coventry. Carving & decoration: Dixon & Taylor, Tralee.
Refs: Kerry Evening Post, 22 Dec 1860; DB 3, 1 Jan 1861, 387;  Irish Times, 28 Dec 1860;  Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 244-5,249; Michael McCarthy, 'Oakpark, Tralee: an Irish jewel of the Gothic Revival', Irish Arts Review 14 (1998), 125-133(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SS. PETER & PAUL PLACE, CHURCH OF SS. PETER & PAUL (RC)
Date: 1859
Nature: Competition entrant. Placed 3rd.
Refs: DB 1, 1 May 1859, 59-60; B 17, 2 Apr, ? 1859, 241,258

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, DIAMOND HILL, MCCARTHY MEMORIAL
Date: 1859
Nature: Campanile column of limestone inset with encaustic tiling. Panels at base originally inset with bronze plaques, showing events in Irish history connected with McCarthy family. Bronze plaques on upper tier said to represent 4 of the kings of Munster from whom McCarthys descended. Seemingly erected by Alex McCarthy.
Refs: JCHAS (1926), 103; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 246-7,249.

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, WAR MEMORIAL
Date: 1859
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Tralee Chronicle, 23 Mar 1859.

Building: CO. KERRY, MUCKROSS, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1859ca
Nature: In course of erection 'for some time past'. Walls of Muckross red and white marble. Exterior not in character with beauty of the interior. Works executed under superintendence of Mr Lee. Expense of building and endowing church defrayed by Rt. Hon. Col. Henry Arthur Herbert and Admiral Sir Thomas Herbert.. (Closed, 1998.)
Refs: DB 1, 1 Sep 1859, 119 (from Tralee Chronicle); DB 3, 1 Jan 1861, 387; Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 533; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 244,249;  illus. in J.B Leslie, ed. D.W.T. Crooks. Clergy of Limerick - Clergy of Ardfert and Agahadoe: biographical succession lists (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2015), 158..

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST ANDREW'S STREET, ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (CI, 3RD)
Date: 1860
Nature: Competition entrant; exhibits design, 1861.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Jun 1860, 267; Exhibition of Fine & Ornamental Arts, Dublin, 1861, 328; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 249.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Designs exh at RHA 1863 (nos.458,470); Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 246,249

Building: CO. KERRY, AGHADOE HOUSE (KILLARNEY)
Date: 1862
Nature: For 3rd Lord Headley. Attr. to Atkins by Williams.
Refs: Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 246,249

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1863
Nature: Winner of competition (£50 premium) for alterations to provide cells for 60 males and 30 females. Execution of design 'in progress' Mar 1865. Contractor: Ryan & Son.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Feb,15 Jun 1863, 33,107; 7, 1 Mar 1865, 58; B 23, 18 Mar 1865, 197; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 246,249

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK STREET, FATHER MATHEW STATUE
Date: 1864
Nature: Base of statue designed by Atkins. Unveiled 10 Oct 1864. Stonework by Egan, Cork.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Oct 1864, 205-6; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 249.

Building: CO. CORK, LEIGHMONEY, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1865-66
Nature: New church on bank of Innoshannon River. Spire supported by 8 marble shafts, and porch rests on marble pillars. Masonry enriched with bands of red brick. Interior walls lined with red, yellow and black brick. FS laid 31 May 1865. Consecrated 18 Dec 1866. (Demolished 1960.)
Refs: Contract drawing(s), signed and dated Apr 1865, in RCB Library, portfolio 9; DB 7, 15 Jun,1 Jul 1865, 149,164(illus.); 9, 1 Jan 1867, 14; B 25, 12 Jan 1867, 32; Irish Church Directory (1867-1868); Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 533; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 247,249.

Building: CO. CORK, EAST FERRY, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI, GURRANE KINEFICK PARISH)
Date: 1865-67
Nature: Nre church with 4-bay nave, 3-sided apse chancel. Early 14th cent. style. To seat 150. FS laid 1865. Opened late summer 1867. Contractor: Devlin.
Refs: Signed contract drawings dated Dec 1865 in Representative Church Body Library, portfolio 5, see RCB Library, - Architectural Drawings, https://archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org/items/show/1171-1176; B 23, 8 Jul 1965, 489; DB 7, 15 Sep 1865, (illus.); IB 9, 15 Sep 1867, 243; Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 566; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 247,249;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 369.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, JOHN STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN (CI)
Date: 1866
Nature: Internal improvements (rearrangement of chancel and repewing).
Refs: Signed drawings (design approved, 4 Jun 1866) in Representative Church Body Library, portfolio 3, see RCB Library - Architectural Drawings, https://archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org/items/show/606-616 (last visited, Mar 2017); Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 247,249;  interior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 336.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, WESTERN ROAD, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1867
Nature: Alts. 'to suit the requirements of the separate system' and new Romanesque chapel. Builder: Evans, Cork (£4,995), 'Mr Newstead of Fermoy, who had previously been declared coantractor, having declined to fulfil his engagement in consequence of a mistake in his tender'..
Refs: B 25, 29 Dec 1866, 964; IB 9, 1,15 Jan 1867, 14,25; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 249.

Building: CO. KERRY, MUCKROSS HOUSE (KILLARNEY)
Date: 1867
Nature: Irish high cross on estate in memory of Henry Herbert. Contractor: Scannell.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Dec 1867, 328; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 244,249.

Building: CO. CORK, DURRUS, CHURCH OF ST JAMES (CI)
Date: 1868
Nature: New robing room & S aisle.
Refs: Drawing(s), signed and dated 1868, in Representative Church Body Library, portfolio 8, see RCB Library - Architectural Drawings, https://archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org/items/show/1808-1804 (last visited, Jan 2017);  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013),367.

Building: CO. KERRY, ARDFERT, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1868
Nature: FS laid 6 Aug 1868. Circular window in chancel. Demolished 1937.
Refs: Drawing(s), signed and dated 1868, in RCB Library, portfolio 2, repr. in on-line catalogue RCB Library Architectural Drawings, http://www.archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org/items/show/88 (last visited, Feb 2016); IB 10, 15 Aug 1868, 209; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 249

Building: CO. CORK, ROOSKA, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1868
Nature: Proposed new church (i.e. chapel-of-ease in parish of Durrus?)
Refs: Signed contract drawing(s), 1868, in RCB Library, portfolio 8; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 247,249

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1868-1870
Nature: New cruciform church (replacing church of 1802) with 3-bay nave, semicircular apse to seat 350. Estimated cost £8,000. FS laid, 4 Aug (or 5 Jul?) 1868. Consecrated, Aug 1870. Burnt 1888 and restored by J.F. Fuller. Contractor: James Hunter, Bandon.
Refs: Drawings, signed and dated, 1865, 1868, in Representatiive Church Body Library, portfolio 2 , see RCB Architectural Drawings, https://archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org/items/show/190-194 (last visited, Feb 2016);  Irish Churchman 1, no. 7, 15 Aug 1868, 99;  IB 10, 1 Sep 1868, 220; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 247,249; illu. in Adrian Hewson, ed., Inspiring Stones: a history of the Church of Ireland Dioceses of Limerick, Ardfert, Aghadoe, Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert, Kilmacduagh & Emly (1995), 130-131;  illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 390, and J.B Leslie, ed. D.W.T. Crooks. Clergy of Limerick - Clergy of Ardfert and Agahadoe: biographical succession lists (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2015), 157;    J.A. Murphy, The Church of Ireland in Co. Kerry (2016), 127(illus.),128-130;  exterior and interior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 390.
 

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, VICTORIA STREET, NO. 080 (TOWN HALL & MUNICIPAL OFFICES)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: IB 11, 1 May 1869, 107; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 249

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, COVE STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI, NEW)
Date: 1869-70
Nature: Addition of spire. For Rev. George Webster. Completed 31 Mar 1870.
Refs: Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 249;  Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 96-97(illus.).

Building: CO. CORK, PARKNAMORE (BALLINCOLLIG)
Date: 1870
Nature: For - Green. Attr. to Atkins by Williams.
Refs: Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 246,249

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SUMMERHILL, CHURCH OF ST LUKE (CI)
Date: 1872
Nature: Unsuccessful entrant in limited competition for extending church.
Refs: Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 246,249

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, LEE ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OUR LADY'S HOSPITAL)
Date: 1873-1876
Nature: Enlargement and improvement (including hospitals and airing courts). Atkins prepares plans, 1873. Contractor: Robert Walker, Jr (£5,300). Atkins's plans, originally approved, rejected in May 1875 'owing it appears to some alterations made in them by Mr Atkins to whom they were referred for revision'. Atkins resigns, 1876, and W.H. Hill appointed to superintend completion of works in hand 'immediately'. Atkins paid £350.
Refs: IB 15, 15 May 1873, 140; 17, 15 May,15 Jun,15 Jul,15 Dec 1875, 140,149,198-9,351; 18, 15 Aug 1876, 235; 19, 1 Feb 1877, 43

Building: CO. CORK, VELVETSTOWN (BUTTEVANT)
Date: 1875
Nature: For Christopher Crofts. Attr. to Atkins by Williams.
Refs: Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 246,249

Building: CO. CORK, WHITEGATE, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS (CI, CORKBEG PARISH)
Date: 1881
Nature: Gothic, with wheel window in W. gable. To seat about 140 people. 65 x 27 ft. Sandstone with cut limestone dressings, interior lined with read brick with bands and string courses of black and white brick.  3-light E window 'of remarkable beauty'.  'The credit of the erection of this beautiful church may be given chiefly to Mr R.U.P Fitzgerald, who not alone contributed so largely to the necessary funds, but also worked heartily at even the manual labour, a great deal of the carving of the woodwork in the interior being the work of his own hands.'  Consecrated 23 Apr 1881. Contractor: Samuel Hill, Cork.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 23, no 70, 30 Apr 1881, 306;  IB 23, 1 May 1881, 142; Stratten's Directroy (1892), ?; Jeremy Williams, 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' in A. Bernelle (ed.), Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 247,249.

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Williams, Jeremy 'William Atkins 1812-1887, a forgotten Cork Pre-Raphaelite' 1992 A. Bernelle, ed., Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (1992), 241-9.