Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer, of Wentworth House, Wicklow. Edward Nixon Wynne, third son of George Wynne of the Second Dragoons by his wife Clara (née Wynne), was born in 1847.  He received the Licentiate in Civil Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1867.(1) Wynne, who was also secretary to Wicklow County Coucil and a justice of the peace for Co. Wicklow, designed the Assembly Hall in Wicklow in 1888. The gable wall of the building collapsed in January 1889, whereupon JAMES FRANKLIN FULLER  JAMES FRANKLIN FULLER was called upon to make new plans.(1)  At the time of the 1911 census he had been married to his wife, Evelyn Caroline, a native of Bath, for twelve years and had two children.

Address:  11 Church Street, Wicklow, 1911.



All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from Burke’s Irish Family Records (1976), 1229.

(1) R.C. Cox, compiler, Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1992 (1993), unpaginated.
(2) Wicklow Newsletter, 31 May 1890.

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Date: 1888-89
Nature: New hall to seat about 300, with 2 small ante rooms. Esgimated cost £500. . Contractor: John Clarke, jr. Work commenced 29 Oct 1888. Gable wall collapsed in Jan 1889, whereupon J.F. Fuller was asked to make new plans.
Refs: Wicklow Newsletter, 26 Jan,20 Apr 1889,31 May 1890.