Survey Data

Reg No

11221012


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Historical Social Technical


Original Use

Church/chapel


In Use As

Church/chapel


Date

1825 - 1830


Coordinates

314763, 225748


Date Recorded

17/06/2002


Date Updated

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Description

Detached gable-fronted church, built 1827, with additions of 1868 and 1968. Seven-bay nave, with gabled apse to east and gabled vestry to south, added 1868. Incorporated tower with needle spire to west front. Coursed granite walls with string courses, and ashlar stonework to buttresses. Chamfered granite surrounds to tall lancet windows. Tall lancet doorway to west with timber tongue and groove door. Pitched slate roof. Transverse pointed arches to interior, with timber pews and panelling. Many carved marble military memorials.

Appraisal

This church, typical of John Semple's First Fruits designs, has ties with local landowners at Marlay Park, Killakee and Tibradden, including the Guinness and Massy families. It remains substantially intact, including internally, and its setting in an intact Victorian graveyard makes it an invaluable store of local history. The nearby school completes the church complex.