WILDS, AMON HENRY #
- Born: 1784 Died: 1857
Architect, of Brighton, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British alrchitects 1600-1840 (4th edn, 2008), 1120. According to this source the Brighton Gazette reported in 1829 that Amos Henry Wilds had just returned from Limerick where he was engaged upon 'some plans for the improvement and embellishment of that city' and a house for Sir Aubrey Hunter (sic). The latter was almost certainly Sir Aubrey De Vere Hunt, who enlarged his house, Curragh Chase, near Adare, at about this time.(1) The 'improvement and embellishment' at Limerick may be the Pery Square development.(2)
See WORKS, for Irish work only.
(1) Bence Jones, 97.
(2) See Judith Hill, The Building of Limerick (1991), 135ff.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for WILDS, AMON HENRY #
|Building:||CO. LIMERICK, CURRAGH CHASE|
|Nature:||Adds. for Sir Aubrey de Vere Hunt probably by AHW.|
|Refs:||Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 97(illus.); Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn, 2008), 1120.|
|Building:||CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, PERY SQ|
|Nature:||AHW involved in plans for 'improvement and embellishment' of Limerick in or before 1829 which may be the laying out of Pery Sq. (see Judith Hill, |The Building of Limerick| (1991), 135ff.)|
|Refs:||Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (3rd edn., 1995), 1053|