Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer. Richard Lucius Louch, a son of JOHN HOWARD LOUCH  JOHN HOWARD LOUCH and younger brother of FITZGIBBON LOUCH  FITZGIBBON LOUCH was baptised in St Mary's Church, Dublin, on 11 July 1828. He joined the Royal Engineer Civil Department as a foreman of works in May 1853 and was promoted to clerk of works in February 1858. He served in Chatham from 1853 to 1862, and in Malta from 1862 to 1865, when he returned to Ireland. In Ireland he was posted to Enniskillen and then to the Royal Engineering Works, Dublin. He retired in 1872 on a pension of £100 a year. By 1875 he was practising as an architect in Ramsgate, Kent. According to family tradition he emigrated to Canada in about 1877 before moving on to New South Wales in 1884. He died in Sydney on 26 February 1886. He had married Eliza Jane Palmer at Maidstone, Kent, in 1860, and was survived by three of their six children.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Mrs Dorothy Anderson (née Louch), great-granddaughter of Richard Lucius Louch[2], 7/88 Clowes Street, South Yarra, 3141, Australia, and from the family history and family tree compiled by John Lascelles, 2009  (copy in IAA,Jones file L73).