Survey Data

Reg No

14404902


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic, Historical, Social, Technical


Original Use

Church/chapel


In Use As

Church/chapel


Date

1800 - 1840


Coordinates

288895, 239746


Date Recorded

03/05/2002


Date Updated

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Description

Detached single-cell church, built c.1820, with four-bay north elevation, blank elevation to south and single-bay apse to east. Single-bay porch to north elevation. Pitched slate roof with limestone copings. Roughcast rendered with ashlar limestone details to west gable and to porch gable. Carved timber tracery to stained glass windows with exterior weather glazing, set in pointed arched windows to nave and apse and in round-headed window to west gable.

Appraisal

The interior of Newtown Church contrasts with the interior of many Roman Catholic churches in Ireland, as it is relatively unadorned. Though simple and quite austere, the interior features in this church were executed with skill and precision. In contrast with the rather plain exterior and interior, is the Harry Clarke stained glass window, which forms an interesting addition due to its colour and elaborate design.