OPW Building Letters. [Donegal]



Office of Public Works (O.P.W.) Letters at National Archives, Dublin in Relation to Building Repairs and Erection of New Stations.

Co. Donegal.


Buncrana Coastguard Station. Co. Donegal Office of Public Works Dublin 25 Aug.1872.

Sir, The new buildings at Buncrana are reported to be complete with the exception of a few trifling matters. A final inspection of the work has been ordered, and I am to request that you will instruct the proper Officer to arrange with the District Clerk of Works about taking over.

I am sir, your obedient servant D. Hornsby. Sec.

To Lt. Col. Clarke RE Admiralty, Spring Gardens, London.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Currans Point Coastguard Station. Co. Donegal. Office of Public Works Dublin 9 October 1871.

Sir, In compliance with your recommendation of the 14th. The Board authorizes the purchase of 40

loads of turf for warming and ventilating the new buildings at Currans Point.

I am your obedient servant. D.Hornsby. Sec.

To the Division Officer, Coastguard Station, Sheephaven, Co. Donegal.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


To Division Officer, Coastguard Station, Killybegs. Co. Donegal. 12 July 1870.

Sir, The bill for 7/- which was forwarded with your letter of the 26th June has been ordered for payment but the bill for plate glass (7/6) cannot be allowed. You were informed of that on the 10th August last, and this bill should not have been put forward again.

By Order. William S. Stark.

Reference; P.237. Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.



Killybegs Coastguard Station. Co. Donegal, Office of Public Works Dublin 12 October 1871.

Sir, The amount of your bill £16-18-10 cannot be paid until the work is completed according to your contract. The work remaining to be done is the repair of the firegrate and the cobble paving. The latter has been very badly done and with small stones of irregular size and shape loosely laid in sand. This work must be re-one properly and with suitable pebbles laid on sand and well rammed. Let this be done at once and your account will be paid.

I am your obedient servant. William S. Starke. Sec.

To Andrew Vance. Dunkineely, Killybegs.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.
 


Killybegs Coastguard Station, Co. Donegal. Office of Public Works, Dublin. 14 November 1871.

Sir, Referring to a former conversation on the subject of a site for building a Coastguard Station at Killybegs in the vicinity of Marine Villa. I am directed by the Board to enquire whether Mr.Stewart-Murray could be disposed to build the required accommodation and lease the houses for a long term. If he would be so disposed plans will be prepared and forwarded in order that he may be enabled to come to a decision and determine the amount of rent he would demand.

The following is the extent of accommodation required,

Cottages for six men.

Boat House.

Carpenters Shop.

Watch House and Rocket Cart House.

The quantity of land may be limited to 1 acre 2 rods 0 perches.

I am sir, Your obedient servant. D. Hornsby Sec.

To Arthur Brooke Esq. Killybegs.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Killybegs Coastguard Station. Co. Donegal Office of Public Works Dublin 16 November 1871.

Sir. I am directed by the Board to call your attention again as to the frequency of repairs to the grates and ranges in the house occupied by you. On the 15th ult. You sent us a document which you called an estimate (3/-) but which appears to be a bill, and the letter enclosing it asked permission to get the work done. Enquiry has been made of the Clerk of Works with regard of the frequent repairs of these grates and he states that on the occasion of his last visit on the 28th September, the kitchen range was in good working order-that he removed part of the fire, examined the bottom, bars and sides, and could not see anything wrong with the fireplace.

An explanation is requested.

I am your obedient servant, D. Hornsby. Sec.

To the Divisional Officer, Coastguard Station Killybegs.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Killybegs Coastguard Station Co. Donegal. Office of Public Works Dublin 20 Jan.1872.

Sir, I have informed Mr. Brooks that the present cottages are unsuitable for Coastguard purposes, and requested him to state the lowest rents at which he will let the site pointed out by you.

By Order D. Hornsby. Sec.

To Mr. Cockburn Esq.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.



Killybegs Coastguard Station. Co. Donegal. Office of Public Works, Dublin. 22 October 1872.

Sir, I am directed to transmit a statement of defective work at the Officer’s House, Killybegs Coastguard Station and to inform you that your account will not be paid until everything is completed in a workmanlike manner and according to specifications.

By Order D. Hornsby Sec.

Killybegs Coastguard Station Officer’s House.

1. The ceilings of the several rooms and lobby have been badly prepared and coloured.

2. The paper used for some of the rooms is very inferior in quality and damaged and unsuitable in colour. The walls throughout have been badly prepared for the papers and insufficiently sized. The paper is not properly hung, is very much creased, damaged and loose in patches.

3. The walls - ceilings of the kitchen, scullery, porch and pantry are not yet cleaned down and coloured. The missing and broken hanging cords of the windows throughout have not been replaced. The repairs to the garden wall and the colouring of the offices have been only badly done.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.
 

Killybegs Coastguard Station, Officers House. Office of Public Works Dublin 7 November 1872.

Sir, The works under your contract are not yet in a fit state to satisfy payment of your bill. The ceilings of all the bedrooms and passage should be redone, properly prepared and whitened as specified. The wallpapering of the four principal rooms could be made tolerably fair by renewing the defective lengths with similar paper free from defects, well hung, but the walls of the two back rooms should be properly prepared and rehung with suitable new paper.

By Order. D. Hornsby. Sec.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Killybegs Coastguard Station Co. Donegal Office of Public Works Dublin 5 Dec.1872.

Sir, I am directed by the Board to enquire on what terms you would be prepared to dispose of Glebe land called “Rough Point” in Killybegs Harbour to be used as a site for a new Coastguard Station if it be required. The plot contains about two acres and would be sufficient for the purpose required.

I am your obedient servant, D. Hornsby. Sec.

To (address not legible)


 To Chief Officer, Rathmullen Coastguard Station. Co. Donegal, 4 June 1870.

Sir, Referring to the various explanations that have been given with regard to a claim for £1-9-6. For brushes and lime yet unsatisfied. I sent herewith a further report on the subject, and am to inform you that under the circumstances stated the Board cannot pay the bill.

I am sir your obedient servant. D. Hornsby. Sec.

Reference; P7550. Board of Works station Letter Book. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin.


Malin Head Coastguard Station. Co. Donegal. Office of Public Works Dublin 17 October 1871.

Sir, Is the pump at the station now in good working order?. Mr. Hutchison stated in August that it was out of order and that he would have it repaired.

I am sir, your obedient servant. D. Hornsby. Sec.

To Chief Officer, Coastguard Station Malin Head.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Malin Head Coastguard Station. Co. Donegal. Office of Public Works Dublin. 26 Oct.1871.

Sir, The Coastguard Officer reports that the pump has never been in working order since the occupation of the buildings - that the Contractor got it repaired in April last but that it was out of order before the plumber reached Derry - and the pump is useless.

By Order D. Hornsby. Sec.

To Mr. Cockburn Esq. Omagh.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Teelin Coastguard Station. Co.Donegal. Office of Public works Dublin. 3 October 1871.

BLUE FORM. Erect a new Coastguard station at Teelin. Co.Donegal at a cost of £1,851-10-10.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Tribane Coastguard Station. Co.Donegal. Office of Public Works Dublin 11 July 1872.

Sir, With reference to your report of the 24th May the Board direct me to authorize you to have the ten panes of glass which was broken in the station during the winter gales replaced and forward the bill to this office. The Board has decided to provide Earth closets instead of the present privies.

I am sir, your obedient servant. D. Hornsby Sec.

To Divisional Officer. Killybegs.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6




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