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Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Curtlestown, County Wicklow
16400712
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Reg. No.16400712
Date1890 - 1895
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCURTLESTOWN LOWER
CountyCounty Wicklow
Coordinates319248, 216648
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usechurch/chapel
In Use Aschurch/chapel
 
Description
Detached five-bay single-storey Roman Catholic church, built in 1891. The building is constructed in rock-faced squared granite rubble. It is articulated with reducing granite quoins and has an ashlar bellcote. To the north side there is a chancel, with a hipped roof vestry to the east side. The timber sheeted double front doors have strap hinges and are set within a projecting gabled porch. Window openings are generally tall lancets with pointed arched heads and brick pattern leaded glass. The roof is finished in natural slate with cast-iron rainwater goods; there are finials to gable peaks depicting Celtic crosses of different designs. The chimneystack is in stone with a boldly corbelled cap and a small clay pot. The church is set on a slight rise behind a low rubble granite wall with ashlar square gate pillars with wrought-iron gates.

Appraisal

This late 19th century Roman Catholic church is delightfully set on a slight rise overlooking the road. It is in original condition and adds much to the local heritage.
 
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