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Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, Donard, County Wicklow
16311013
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Reg. No.16311013
Date1925 - 1930
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDOODYS BOTTOMS
CountyCounty Wicklow
Coordinates293235, 198059
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Aschurch/chapel
 
Description
Detached seven-bay single-storey gable-ended Roman Catholic church with simple Gothic detailing, built in 1926. The building is roughly rectangular in plan with small gabled porches to the south, east and west and a gabled chancel with projections to the north. The façade is finished in painted lined render with granite dressings, drip stones and eaves brackets, and a part painted granite base course. The pitched roof is slated and has granite parapets with cross finials, with similar roofs to the porches and chancel. One of the chancel projections has a pitched roof with artificial slate, whilst the roof of the other projection is obscured by a parapet. The main entrance (to the southern porch) consists of a pointed arch opening with a timber double door, bevelled reveal and drip stone. The windows are generally tall and narrow with pointed arch heads and stained glass. The church is surrounded by generous grounds with car-parking facilities. Internally the building consists of a single cell with plastered and painted walls, exposed roof timbers and plain c.1970s bench pews. To the south end there is a gallery.

Appraisal

This well maintained Roman Catholic church of the 1920s is a solid example of the genre, displaying the more simple Gothic forms much favoured at that time.
 
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