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Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Chapel Street, Slane, County Meath
14315005
Representative view
Reg. No.14315005
Date1770 - 1790
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSLANE
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates296355, 274375
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebell tower/stand
In Use Asbell tower/stand
 
Description
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.

Appraisal

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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