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Church of the Sacred Heart, Laytown, County Meath
14319011
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Reg. No.14319011
Date1970 - 1980
Previous NameN/A
TownlandNINCH
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates316236, 272433
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Aschurch/chapel
 
Description
Detached circular-plan roughcast rendered church, built c.1975, retaining façade of former church, c.1870. Yellow brick gable-fronted entrance with buttresses, set on a rock faced limestone plinth. Pointed arch door opening and triple lancet windows with limestone dressing. Light shafts in walls and ceiling illuminates interior of church.

Appraisal

The original late nineteenth-century church that stood on this site was destroyed in the 1970s and this modern church constructed in its place. The gabled elevation of the original church was however retained and incorporated into the new church. The interior of this church has distinctive light shafts and a 'floating' ceiling. The church together with the gates form an interesting group of nineteenth and twentieth century structures.
 
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