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Ballyconnell Methodist Church, Main Street, Ballyconnell, County Cavan
40304003
View of west gable
Reg. No.40304003
Date1865 - 1870
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDOON (E.D. BALLYCONNELL)
CountyCounty Cavan
Coordinates227364, 318865
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Aschurch/chapel
 
Description
Freestanding gable-fronted three-bay double-height Methodist church, built 1869, with vestry attached to side. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, galvanised steel rainwater goods and plain timber bargeboard. Snecked limestone ashlar to front elevation. Squared and coursed limestone to side and rear elevations. Coursed random rubble to vestry. Raised dressed limestone quoins to west gable with ogee kneelers at eaves. Round-headed door tooled and chamfered limestone surround, having plain sheeted double doors and overpanel to west gable. Paired pointed lancets with six-over-six paned sash windows having switch-line Gothic panes to upper register, set over door opening. Taller lancets with tooled and chamfered limestone surround and twelve-over-twelve paned sash windows with switch-line Gothic panes to upper register, to north elevation. Fine furniture to interior, particularly the horse-shoe plan altar rails. Set back from street line behind dressed stone piers and decorative wrought-iron gate.

Appraisal

Methodist church retaining its simple, unpretentious form, typical of its type. Built to a high standard, the masonry quality of the quoins, door and window surrounds is particularly notable. The Gothic Revival form of the sash windows upper registers is attractive. The church and its modest setting makes a strong contribution to the town's historic character.
 
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