Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Landed proprietor and amateur architect, said to have designed the rebuilding and enlargement of his house, Mallow Castle, Co. Cork, circa 1837. He was assisted by, or at least consulted, EDWARD BLORE EDWARD BLORE , whose account books in Cambridge University Library record that he made a design for adding a tower to the house in 1837.(1)


(1) Colvin, citing Cambridge University Library, Add. MS. 3956, f.49.

1 work entries listed in chronological order for JEPHSON-NORREYS, CHARLES DENHAM ORLANDO (SIR)

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Date: 1837-1843p
Nature: Said to have acted as his own architect for rebuilding house. Consulted or was assisted by Edward Blore. House described by Burke as 'a noble edifice in the genuine Elizabethan style…picturesque in the extreme' and by Bence-Jones as 'a remarkably convincing reproduction of vernacular late C16 or early C17 architecture'.
Refs: J.R. O’Flanagan, The Blackwater in Munster (1844), 138; J.B. Burke, Visitation of Seats and Arms (2nd ser., 1855), II, 37; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 199-200(illus); Anna-Maria Hajba, Houses of Cork I (2002), 255-6(illus.)