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Rear Cross Roman Catholic Church, Rear Cross, Tipperary North
22403801
Front elevation.
Reg. No.22403801
Date1835 - 1845
Previous NameN/A
TownlandREARDNOGY MORE
CountyTipperary North
Coordinates183947, 159502
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingNational
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Aschurch/chapel
 
Description
Detached gable-fronted cruciform-plan church, built c. 1840, relocated and re-erected c. 1877, restored c. 2000. Composed of three-bay side elevations to nave, with single-bay transepts, and single-bay sacristy to north. Square bell tower to east of entrance with metal clad broached spire above louvres, and pitched roof with pressed metal imitation shingling below.

Appraisal

This church is significant and rare for its metal construction, for its relocation from Wales to Ireland, and its use for a different denomination. The form and detailing of the building are very carefully resolved. The many fine details of the interior are of artistic merit and the building dominates and represents a picturesque focus for the village of Rearcross.
 
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