Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Railway engineer. Joshua Harrison Hargrave, eldest son of of Abraham Addison Hargrave of Cork and a great-grandson of ABRAHAM HARGRAVE [1] ABRAHAM HARGRAVE [1] , was, according to the 1911 census, born in Cork city in1860 or 1861. After obtaining the BA degree in 1879 and the BE degree in 1881 from the Royal University of Ireland, he was articled to Wells-Owen & Elwes of Westminster. From 1884 to 1889 he was on the engineering staff of the English Great Western Railway Co. In 1889 he returned to Ireland to take up the post of chief assistant to WILLIAM HEMINGWAY MILLS WILLIAM HEMINGWAY MILLS , engineer-in-chief of the Great Northern railway. He remained with the company until his death, chiefly occupied in bridge construction and in work on the Ardee and Castlewellan extensions. He was also involved in laying out the Howth electric tramway.

Hargrave was a keen yachtsman and was honorary secretary of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club and the Dun Laoghaire branch of the Lifeboat Institution. He died at home in Dun Laoghaire on 25 January 1924 after being in poor health for over a year, . His wife, Louise, daughter of Dr Foster Newland, of Mount Haigh, Dun Laoghaire, whom he had married on 12 June 1897, and two children, Joshua and Ethel, survived him.(1)

ICEI: elected member 13 April 1898,(2) having been proposed by William Hemingway Mills; council member, 1904-1920, 1922-23; hon. treasurer, 1913-1921, 1922-23; vice-president, 1920-1921; president, 1921-1922.(3)

Addresses: 96 George's Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, 1898; 4 Haddington Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, <=1907 until death.



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI membership applications, III, 90, 1911 census returns http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000246848/ (last visited Feb 2009) and from the obituaries in TICEI 50 (1925), 237-238, and IB 66, 9 Feb 1924, 90.

(1) TICEI 27 (1898), 50;  the date of Hargrave's marriage was supplied by Hector Deane (2009).
(2) TICEI lists of officers.

Author Title Date Details
Hargrave, Joshua Harrison 'Railway signalling and interlocking' 1907 TICEI 33 (1907), 196.
Hargrave, Joshua Harrison [President's naugural address to ICEI] 1923 TICEI 48 (1923), 85-106. (Delivered 7 Nov 1921.)