Martin Day (architect)

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Martin Day
Born Gallagh, County Wexford
Nationality British / Irish (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland)
Occupation Architect, Builder,[1]
Known for Architect/Builder of many Church of Ireland churches

Martin Day was an Irish architect and builder active in early to mid-nineteenth-century County Wexford and County Waterford, in the southeast of Ireland. He was related to architects John Day and William Day, both of County Wexford, and connected with Richard Purcell. He was notable in designing several Church of Ireland churches for the Board of First Fruits and the Irish Ecclesiastical Commissioners between around 1822 and 1849. He assisted Daniel Robertson at Ballinkeele, Johnstown Castle, Bloomfield and Castleboro House in County Wexford. He designed without collaboration other country houses of less importance.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b See Frederick O'Dwyer, "'Modelled Muscularity:' Daniel Robertson's Tudor mansions," Irish Arts Review Yearbook 15 (1999), 91. Cited in Irish Architectural Archive, Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940.DAY, MARTIN(Accessed 12 Oct 2010)
  2. ^ See also David Rowe & Eithne Scallan, Houses of Wexford (Ballinakella Press, 2004), no.484