Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. MEATH, SUMMERHILL

Name: PEARCE, EDWARD LOVETT (SIR)
Building: CO. MEATH, SUMMERHILL
Date: 1730ca
Nature: Probably designed by ELP and completed by Richard Castle. For Hercules Langford Rowley.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 491; listed as 'less than completely authenticated' work by Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 34

Name: CASTLE, RICHARD
Building: CO. MEATH, SUMMERHILL
Date: 1731
Nature: New house, probably designed by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, completed by RC. . For Hercules Rowley, M.P. (Demolished 1959)
Refs: The Knight of Glin, 'Richard Castle, architect, his biography and works' in BIGS 7, no. 1 (Jan - Mar 1964), 32-38; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 491-2; Mary Cecilia Lyons, Illustrated Incumbered Estates Ireland, 1850-1905 (1993), 20(illus.)

Name: PEARCE, EDWARD LOVETT (SIR)
Building: CO. MEATH, SUMMERHILL
Date: 1731
Nature: Probably in collaboration with Castle. For Hercules Rowley, M.P.
Refs: The Knight of Glin, 'Richard Castle, architect, his biography and works' in BIGS 7, no. 1 (Jan - Mar 1964), 32-38; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 491-2

Name: MCCURDY, JOHN
Building: CO. MEATH, SUMMERHILL
Date: 1869-70
Nature: Restoration of house burned in 1798 Rebellion, for 4th Baron Langford. Contractor: S.H. Bolton.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1869, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin VII, Rolls 38a-d; IB 12, 1 Mar 1870, 57; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 407

Name: ORPEN, RICHARD FRANCIS CAULFIELD
Building: CO. MEATH, SUMMERHILL
Date: 1921
Nature: Proposed rebuilding, for Col. William Rowley. Estimated sum £72,540. Not executed.
Refs: Mark Bence Jones, Twilight of the Ascendacy (1987), 237-8

Name: LAFRANCHINI, PAOLO *
Building: CO. MEATH, SUMMERHILL
Date: ?
Nature: 2 ceilings attr. to Paolo and Filippo Lafranchini by McDonnell.
Refs: Joseph McDonnell, Irish Eighteenth-Century Stuccowork and its European sources (National Gallery of Ireland, 1991), 18, Pls. 38-39

Name: ADAM, ROBERT #
Building: CO. MEATH, SUMMERHILL
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed alts.
Refs: Drawing in Soane Museum, Adam vol. 50 (no. 90) (photocopies in IAA, RP.B.49)