[Sir] Thomas Ivory
?1720-1786; architect of Kings Hospital; Lord Newcomens Bank,
Castle St. and Cork Hill; Hibernian Marine School (or Cooley); as master
of architectural drawing at the RDS, he trained Sir Martin Archer. ODNB
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Edward McParland, Thomas Ivory, Architect (Ballycotton 1973); Maurice
Craig, Dublin 1660-1860 (1968).
Henry Boylan, Dictionary of Irish Biography (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1988): b. Cork, started prob. as cabinet-maker; designed
bridge over Blackwater at Lismore; employed as gunstock maker for Alderman
Truelock, gunmaker; achieved reputation as arch. draughtsman; appt. master
of Dublin Society Architectural School in 1759 and continued till his
death; surveyer of Revenue Buildings; designed Blue-Coat School, afterwards
Kings Hospital, Blackhall Place, 1773-1780, and Newcomen Bank; d.
Brian de Breffny, Ireland:
A Cultural Encyclopaedia (London: Thames & Hudson 1983); superb
draughtsman; Blue Coat School, Palladian Plan, incorporating neo-Clasical
motifs; Newcomens Bank (1781), with subtle recessed planes; Kicarty,
Co. Meath (1770s). Bibl. McParland, Thomas Ivory, Architect (1973).
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