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Interior Matters, Anglesea Street, Wellington Street, Clonmel, Tipperary South
View from south-east.
Reg. No.22117085
Date1835 - 1840
Previous NameN/A
CountyTipperary South
Coordinates220704, 122392
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Asshop/retail outlet
Detached T-plan former Unitarian church, built 1838, having limestone pedimented Ionic hexastyle prostyle portico with limestone steps to front elevation, four-bay nave and one-bay transepts. Now in use as shop. Pitched slate roof with cut limestone cornice. Painted rendered walls with square-headed carved limestone panels with garland details to front wall, flanking limestone date plaque. Round-headed recesses to nave elevations with round-headed replacement windows with concrete sills. Recent square-headed openings to front wall with plate glass windows and concrete sills. Recent square-headed windows to transept gables with uPVC windows. Square-headed entrance opening with replacement timber glazed double-leaf door and carved limestone surround. One round-headed opening to south elevation has recent elliptical-headed opening inserted with timber doors. Square-headed door opening to east elevation of south transept with timber panelled half-glazed double-leaf door and sidelights flanked by timber pilasters with scrolls, dentillated timber cornice and over-lights above.


This temple-style building, though extensively renovated, retains much of its original form and makes a very notable addition to the streetscape. It incorporates classical elements, such as the well-crafted portico and pediment, as well as the round-headed panels and tall windows. It is an interesting reminder of the great religious diversity that was once to be found in the town.
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