Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

'Operative Architect', of Palace Row, Armagh. In a letter to Henry Labouchère, MP, dated 14 March 1855, Quin describes himself as 'an operative Architect , under the patronage of His Grace the Lord Primate Beresford' but 'unfavoured with the adventitious gifts of fortune'. The purpose of his letter was to solicit a subscription 'to a work of mine, on a new and improve[sic] system of domestic and rural Architecture, specially adapted for Ireland'. Although his book was 'somewhat voluminous', the subscription was only £2 per copy. He names other subscribers as WILLIAM CUBITT WILLIAM CUBITT , JOSEPH PAXTON JOSEPH PAXTON , JOHN MACNEILL JOHN MACNEILL , CHARLES BARRY CHARLES BARRY , THOMAS HOPPER THOMAS HOPPER , George Heald and WILLIAM DARGAN WILLIAM DARGAN . Nothing further is known of Quin or his book.

Address: Palace Row, Armagh, 1855.


All information in this entry is from Quin's letter to Labouchère, which is in the Rhodes House Library, Oxford, MSS.Brit.Emp. S.451, f.5 (photocopy in IAA, courtesy of Sir Howard Colvin).

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Date: 1809-19
Nature: Designed by JQ possibly with Francis Johnston.
Refs: R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup, P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 129-30