Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dundalk(?), Co. Louth. James Jones was employed by John Madden of Hilton Park, Co. Monaghan, to design an additional wing to the house (the nursery wing). Jones may also have been responsible for the stables and the adjoining colonnaded 'Rides'. He also designed Neptune Villa (later Ballygihen House) for Madden at Sandycove, Co. Dublin, and later additions in 1838. A letter about these additions from Jones to Col. Madden written on 24 July 1838 is addressed from Stradone, Co. Cavan, which suggests that he may also have worked at Stradone House.(1) Possibly the father or grandfather of JAMES JONES [2]. JAMES JONES [2].



Verbal communication from John Madden, Hilton Park, Co. Monaghan.

(1) Madden MSS, PRONI D3465/9/17/3.

2 work entries listed in chronological order for JONES, JAMES [1]

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Date: 1835p
Nature: Proposed portico (not executed). Addition of nursery wing, started shortly after 1835. Dining room. Also stables and colonnaded 'Rides'? For Col. John Madden.
Refs: Signed, undated elevation and plan of portico (and similar unsigned design) in coll. of John Madden, Hilton Park; (photocopy in Irish Architectural Archive, 86/129.1/2); journals of John Madden (1836-1902) in same coll. say that nursery wing 'was admirably bult from the plans of a Mr Jones of Dundalk, an architect and builder'; information from John Madden, Hilton Park;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 353,355,356.

Date: ?
Nature: Marine villa for Col. John Madden. Proposed addition and new stable, 1838.
Refs: Unsigned, undated ground and basement plans of house endorsed 'Jones plan of Lodge & [illeg.] in full' ; undated plans & elevation of single-storey over basement wing in collection of John Madden, Hilton Park; estimates for same wing and stable, 1838, among Madden MSS in PRONI D3465/G/17/2,3,4 (photocopies in IAA); illus. in Shaw'sPictorial Directory 1850, frontispiece.