Survey Data

Reg No

14328011


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Historical Social Technical


Original Use

Church/chapel


In Use As

Church/chapel


Date

1890 - 1905


Coordinates

280153, 256573


Date Recorded

26/04/2002


Date Updated

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Description

Detached T-plan Gothic Revival style church, built c.1900. Five bays to side elevations of nave, with flanking side aisles. Two-stage entrance tower with three-stage spire to south-west. Transepts, chancel, sacristy and side chapel to north-east. Rock-faced limestone walls with buttresses, ashlar limestone string courses, eaves dentils and dressings. Pitched slate roofs. Timber panelled double doors, set in carved surround flanked by gabled side aisle elevations. Pointed arched and rose windows with limestone tracery and stained glass windows. Carved limestone piers with wrought-iron railings, gates and rubble limestone walls. Grotto to site.

Appraisal

Saint Patrick's is a Gothic Revival church set in landscaped grounds which sweep down from Patrick Street towards the grounds of Trim Castle. Designed by William Hague, architectural quality is apparent in the scale, form, features and materials. The combination of the rock-faced rubble limestone and ashlar dressings provide interesting textural detail. The artistic execution of the carved detailing on the exterior and the interior features, such as the mosaics, reredos and the stained glass windows, compliment and enhance this imposing church. The interior of the church is ornamented by Celtic mosaics, a white marble reredos by Pearse and Sons, side alters and communion rail by W.H. Byrne and stained glass windows depicting the crucifixion and the history of Trim.