Daniel Robertson (architect)
Daniel Robertson (died 1849) was a British architect.
Robertson may have worked under Robert Adam in London, England; later he worked at Kew and Oxford. Robertson was an early exponent of the Norman Revival, designing both St Clement's Church, Oxford and St Swithun's parish church in Kennington, Berkshire (now in Oxfordshire) in this style as early as 1828.
Robertson then moved to Ireland, where he had considerable success and carried out commissions for notable country houses particularly in the southeastern part of the country. His work was in both the Neoclassical style and then in the Gothic Revival style of the 1830s with which he may be most associated.
Robertson's buildings include:
- Oriel College, Oxford: west range of St. Mary's Quad, 1826
- Wadham College, Oxford: fireplace in hall, 1826
- Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1826-30
- St. Clement's parish church, Oxford, 1828
- St. Swithun's parish church, Kennington, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), 1828
- Ballinkeele House (home of the Maher family)
- Bloomfield Castle in County Wexford
- Carrigglas Manor in County Longford (owned by Thomas Langlois Lefroy, Chief Justice of Ireland from 1852 to 1866))
- Castleboro House (home of the Carew family)
- Dunleckney Manor in County Carlow (seat of the Bagenal and Newton families)
- Lisnavagh House, in County Carlow (seat of the McClintock Bunbury family, Baron Rathdonnell)
- Johnstown Castle in Co. Wexford (home of the Grogan & Morgan families)
- Wilton Castle in Co. Wexford (home of the Alcock family)
- Wells House, Wells, Gorey Co. Wexford.
In addition to numerous major country house commissions, Robertson was also particularly noted as a landscape designer. His greatest accomplishments in that field were at Powerscourt and Killruddery, both of which capture long distance views of the Sugar Loaf mountain in County Wicklow. Wells House also has plans of the gardens designed there by Daniel Robertson.
- Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 291
- Pevsner, 1966, page 259
- Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 180
- Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 216
- Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 274
Sources and further reading
- Colvin, H.M. (1997) . A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840. New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. not stated. ISBN 0-300-07207-4.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1966). Berkshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 159.
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 53, 91, 180, 216, 274, 291. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
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