James Pain

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]


  1. ^ Theses “James and George Richard Pain: architects of Corks golden age” http://www.igs.ie/Resources/Theses-and-Dissertations/These-Search-Result-List.aspx?institution=University+College+Dublin&faculty=School+of+Architecture%2C+Landscape+and+Civil+Engineering&searchmode=1 Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine Irish Georgian Society)
  2. ^ William Pain: Information from Answers.com
  3. ^ a b CorkHeritage » 5a. A Changing Townscape, early 1800s
  4. ^ "ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSIONERS". Irish Architectural Archive. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  5. ^ Dictionary of Irish Architects - PAIN, JAMES
  6. ^ Williams, Jeremy (1994). A Companion Guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837–1921. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. p. 270. ISBN 0-7165-2513-5.
  7. ^ St. James Church - Mallow Hub - Strategic Development Area Archived 2010-11-08 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Dromoland Castle - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Dromoland Castle

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