Main Record - County Meath
|Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Chapel Street, Slane, County Meath
|Date||1770 - 1790|
|Categories of Special Interest||ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL|
|Original Use||bell tower/stand|
|In Use As||bell tower/stand|| |
Freestanding belfry, built c.1780, capped by ogee dome with cast-iron finial. Rubble stone walls with lancet window openings. Round-arched door opening with ashlar voussoirs.
The scale and form of this belfry makes it a notable feature in the village. The ogee capping is an unusual feature of the structure. The belfry forms part of an interesting group with the church and fine gates and railings to the site. Reputed to be the first belfry erected at a church in the diocese after the Reformation.
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