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Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Patrick Street, Trim, County Meath
14328011
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Reg. No.14328011
Date1890 - 1905
Previous NameN/A
TownlandMANORLAND (1ST DIVISION)
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates280153, 256573
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Aschurch/chapel
 
Description
Detached T-plan Gothic Revival style church, built c.1900. Five bays to side elevations of nave, with flanking side aisles. Two-stage entrance tower with three-stage spire to south-west. Transepts, chancel, sacristy and side chapel to north-east. Rock-faced limestone walls with buttresses, ashlar limestone string courses, eaves dentils and dressings. Pitched slate roofs. Timber panelled double doors, set in carved surround flanked by gabled side aisle elevations. Pointed arched and rose windows with limestone tracery and stained glass windows. Carved limestone piers with wrought-iron railings, gates and rubble limestone walls. Grotto to site.

Appraisal

Saint Patrick's is a Gothic Revival church set in landscaped grounds which sweep down from Patrick Street towards the grounds of Trim Castle. Designed by William Hague, architectural quality is apparent in the scale, form, features and materials. The combination of the rock-faced rubble limestone and ashlar dressings provide interesting textural detail. The artistic execution of the carved detailing on the exterior and the interior features, such as the mosaics, reredos and the stained glass windows, compliment and enhance this imposing church. The interior of the church is ornamented by Celtic mosaics, a white marble reredos by Pearse and Sons, side alters and communion rail by W.H. Byrne and stained glass windows depicting the crucifixion and the history of Trim.
 
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