James Wyatt


1746-1813; architect; though English he dominated Irish country-house architecture, beginning with Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow (1772), executed by Cooley after 1782; Abbeyleix, Co. Laois (1773-5), Gothic designs for Slane, Co. Meath (1775); diningroom at Westport, Co. Mayo (1781) [stucco by Michael Stapleton]; his visit to Ireland in 1785 followed by work at Leinster House, Dublin (1785), and Curragmore, Co. Waterford (c.1787); completed the ‘sublime’ Castlecoole, Co. Fermanagh (1790-98). ODNB BREF

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