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Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Coppinger Ashlin
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 May 1837
Died: 10 December 1921
Bio Notes: George Coppinger Ashlin was born at Carrigrenane House, Cork on 28 May 1837. He was educated at the College de St Servais, Liege, and at St Mary's College, Oscott. He was articled to Edward Welby Pugin between 1856 and 1860, concurrently studying at the Royal Academy Schools in 1858-60. He married Pugin's sister Mary at the end of his articles. When Pugin received the commission for SS Peter and Paul, Cork in 1859, Ashlin was made partner in charge of the Irish work of the firm in 1860, a position he retained until 1869 when the partnership was dissolved, perhaps because of Edward's reckless business ventures. From that year he practised on his own in Dublin and in 1902 entered into partnership with Thomas Aloysius Coleman. His nephew, Martin Ashlin, became a partner in 1908.

George Coppinger Ashlin died at Killiney, County Dublin on 10 December 1921.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Dublin, EireBusiness   

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Edward Welby Pugin18561859Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Pugin & Ashlin18601869Partner 
Item 3 of 3Ashlin & Coleman19021921(?)Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Thomas Aloysius ColemanBefore 1902Before 1902Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31908St Mary's RC Church and presbyteryLanark LanarkshireScotlandRebuilding after fire
Item 2 of 31912St Mary's RC Church and presbyteryLanark LanarkshireScotlandCommunion rails and St Vincent's altar
Item 3 of 31930RC Church Baillieston  GlasgowScotlandAltar etc


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Grove Dictionary of Art Grove Dictionary of Art   


© All rights reserved. Building News 28 February 1890 

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