Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, of 63 Baggot Street, Dublin, listed as such in Wilson's Dublin Directory for the years 1819 to 1832 and in Pigot & Co.'s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory (1824), 61. Andrew Woods, who was admitted a Freeman of Dublin as a member of the Bricklayers' Guild by Grace Especial at Midsummer 1811,(1) represented his guild on the Common Council of Dublin from 1822 to 1831.(2) He is presumably the person of the same name who submitted a tender for constructing a sewer from Trinity College down Westland Row in 1810(3) and may be the Woods who, with 'Bergan' and 'McKenna' was involved in the building of RICHARD MORRISON' RICHARD MORRISON' s new anatomy house at Trinity in 1823.(4) He was one of the tradesmen who was nominated for the post of sheriff in 1824(5) and again in 1827.(6) He carried out work for the corporation on the City Basin, St James's Street, in 1825.(7)

Andrew Woods married Isabella Wildridge on 24 July 1814(8).  She was a daughter of GEORGE WILDRIDGE [2] GEORGE WILDRIDGE [2] , who nominated Woods as his executor.(9)



(1) 'An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, 132.
(2) Information from John Watson Stewart's Almanack.
(3) TCD muniments, MUN/P/2/192.
(4) TCD muniments, MUN/P/2/255. 'Bergin and Woods' were awarded the contract for building the bridge at Poulaphouca, Co. Wicklow, see NA CSO/RP/1822/2003
(5) CARD 18, 90.
(6) CARD 18, 207.
(7) CARD 18, 108.
(8) Information from Alfonso P. Duncan, May 2011.

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Date: 1825
Nature: AW carries out work on same.
Refs: CARD 18, 108.