James Pain

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James Pain (1779–1877)[1] was born into a family of English architects. His grandfather was William Pain, his father James Pain and his brother George Richard Pain.[2] James Pain served as an apprentice to the architect John Nash of London.[3] James and George Richard were commissioned by the Board of First Fruits to design churches and glebe houses in Ireland. In 1833, James Pain became one of the four principal architects of the Board of Ecclesiastical Commissioners.[4] He settled in Limerick, Ireland. Many of his designs were produced in collaboration with his brother George Richard who practised in Cork.[5]


St. Saviour's Dominican Church in Limerick, designed and built in 1815 by the Pain brothers.[6]


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