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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:04 pm

Jungle!

The Cork CIty Library has this to say:

Anglesea Bridge
The old Anglesea Bridge, built in the 1830s, could not cope with the volume of traffic using the bridge by the 1870s. Cork Corporation decided to replace the old bridge in 1875. It chose a swing bridge designed by T. Claxton Fiddler in 1877. The building of the new bridge was dogged by delays due to contractual and legal disputes. It was finally opened on 18 November 1882 and named Parnell Bridge. The swing bridge, which allowed schooners and small crafts access to the south channel of the Lee, was replaced by present-day Parnell Bridge on 24 May 1971. (Image from: Irish Builder, Vol.22, 1 April 1880, p.97)

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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:49 pm

An icon of Cork - Fr. Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance

I must say that the nbuilding on the corner of Mecrchants Quay is good deal better than the rubbish built on to of it by Dunnes Store
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:02 pm

This picture may be of interest to Kite!

The Custom House Sheds
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby kite » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:45 pm

Praxiteles wrote:This picture may be of interest to Kite!

The Custom House Sheds


It is, thanks Praxiteles, i have a lot of photos, prints, old plans etc of this histotic, listed but sadly now derelict part of Cork. (thats a new photo for my collection, did not see that one before)
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:13 pm

The flood of 1853 shown here at the Court House, The same flood carried off old St . Patrick's Bridge.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:16 pm

The statue of George II at the entrance to the Grand parade
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:20 pm

Frenche's Quay with St. FinBarre's in the distance.

The same view in 1860.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:46 pm

The Huguenot Church, Carey's Lane, Cork
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:51 pm

The Huguenot Cemetery, Cork
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:54 pm

The Huguenot Church from French Church Street
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:57 pm

Batchelors Quay and the North Mall
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:01 pm

Dunscombs Fountain, Cork
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:41 am

Nathaniel Grogan's picture of c. 1795 depicting boats on the River Lee at Tivoli. I wonder can anyone identify the house in the background?
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:04 am

Jonathan Butt's general View of Cork from Audley Place c. 1760
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Brian O Brien » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:00 pm

I think the big house in the picture of Tivoli is the Curran House, Sarah Curran fiance of Robert Emmet hanged herself after he was executed...
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:12 pm

Brian O Brien wrote:I think the big house in the picture of Tivoli is the Curran House, Sarah Curran fiance of Robert Emmet hanged herself after he was executed...


Are we talking of two different Sarahs?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Curran
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:06 pm

The Attachhed image of Cork appears on the dust cover of a roman pubished in Cork in 1889 by E. H. Wright entitled André Besnard: A Tale of Old Cork.

While the literary merits of the piece of no interest to us the illustrations are for many of them are taken from drawings by Nathaniel Grogan and depict the city at the end of the 18th century.

The cover illustration: can anyone identify it? Is it perhaps the North Gate Bridge which also appears in Grogan's Whipping the Herring ?

Looking at Whipping the Herring again, clearly, this is not the North Gate Bridge.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby lawyer » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:28 pm

According to the Cork Past and Present site (of the City Library), this seems to be the South Gate Bridge and Prison by Nathaniel Grogan. 18th century.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:45 pm

lawyer wrote:According to the Cork Past and Present site (of the City Library), this seems to be the South Gate Bridge and Prison by Nathaniel Grogan. 18th century.


You are right! I must get hold of a copy of this publication for the sake of the prints. Thanks for that.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:06 pm

Here are shots of Nathaniel Grogan's

a. South Gate Bridge

b. North Gate Bridge -which features in the Whipping of the Herring. I am wondering if this is not the Grogan drawing depicting the carriage of the Earl of Barrymore about to toe enter the City?
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:25 pm

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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:32 pm

Here is an engraving of Anglesea St. Bridge, the second one, as it appeared in the Scientific America Supplement of 14 July 1884. the bridge was begun in 1877, opened in 1882 and demolished in 1971.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:53 pm

The Cork Exchange Building of 1711
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Paul Clerkin » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:07 am

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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Steady » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:14 pm

alandotts wrote:

ps i am an engineer and architects have been a pain in my arse this week.....:)


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