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Saint Cronan's Church, Church Street, Church Street, Roscrea, Tipperary North
22303037
North-west elevation.
Reg. No.22303037
Date1810 - 1815
Previous NameN/A
TownlandTOWNPARKS (ROSCREA PR)
CountyTipperary North
Coordinates213844, 189396
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Aschurch/chapel
 
Description
Freestanding single-cell gable-fronted Church of Ireland church, built 1812, with five-bay side elevations to nave, four-stage tower and porch to southwest elevation, and vestry to south-east elevation. Pitched artificial slate roof. Coursed dressed sandstone walls with string courses, crenellated parapets and with pinnacles to gable ends and having crenellations and pinnacles to tower, and diagonal buttresses and pinnacles to porch. Pointed-arch window openings with stained glass, and dressed stone surrounds. Pointed-arch opening with timber battened double-leaf door having dressed stone surround. Graveyard surrounded by rubble boundary wall and cast-iron railings having cast-iron gate set into surviving west front of Romanesque church.

Appraisal

This church is a fine example of early nineteenth-century church architecture. It is of apparent architectural design and displays a coherent decorative scheme. It retains many interesting and notable features, such as the stone pinnacles and parapets. It is set in grounds which include a well-maintained graveyard, cast-iron gates, a replica high cross and the remaining entrance front of an ancient church.
 
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