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Saint Lawrence's Roman Catholic Church, Clonmult, County Cork
20905517
Front (south) elevation.
Reg. No.20905517
Date1810 - 1830
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCLONMULT
CountyCounty Cork
Coordinates192539, 82355
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Aschurch/chapel
 
Description
Freestanding T-plan gable-fronted Roman Catholic church, built c. 1820, having single-bay nave elevation, gabled entrance porch to front (south) gable and gabled sacristy to north. Pitched artificial slate roofs, cut and carved limestone bellcote over south gable having cross finial. Rendered walls, with render quoins to south gable. Niche with figure to south elevation of porch. Pointed arch window openings with coloured glass and stained glass windows and render surrounds, that to south gable having decorative corbelled hood moulding with keystone. Cruciform opening with stained glass windows flanking niche to porch. Rubble stone boundary walls. Graveyard to site with memorial to Clonmult ambush.

Appraisal

Simple form is enhanced and emphasised by render decoration such as quoins and window surrounds. The bellcote is particularly decorative, and shows evidence of high quality design and execution of stonecarving. Occupying a prominent site and highly visible, it makes a positive architectural contribution to the road.
 
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