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Saint Vincent's Catholic Church, Ballyferriter East, County Kerry
21304201
View of church from north.
Reg. No.21304201
Date1860 - 1870
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCAHERQUIN
CountyCounty Kerry
Coordinates35464, 104282
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Aschurch/chapel
 
Description
Freestanding single- and double-height Roman Catholic church, built c. 1865, designed by J.J. McCarthy. Comprising seven-bay double-height nave, seven-bay single-storey lean-to aisles to north-west and to south-east elevations, single-bay single-storey gabled projecting porch to north corner, single-bay double-height chancel to north-east gable end, single-bay single-storey sacristy projection to south corner and entrance bay to south-west gable end having bellcote to gable. Pitched copper sheet roof to nave with lean-to copper sheet roofs to aisles. Exposed squared random coursed rubble stone walls. Niche above entrance to porch with trefoil head and hood moulding. Single lancets to nave and aisles with limestone ashlar surrounds. Triple lancet chancel window. Limestone voussoirs to double-leaf doors having limestone trefoil panel with mosaic infill decoration. Plastered and painted to interior with arcades to side aisles on limestone ashlar columns. Chancel re-ordered. Open truss roof. Red and black diagonally laid quarry tiled floor. Stained glass panels c. 1960-80. Polished black limestone font. Original benches to aisles. Freestanding cut-stone Celtic Cross style grave marker, c. 1900, to north-west of site. Rubble stone boundary walls.
 
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