Survey Data

Reg No

22302023


Date

1810 - 1815


Townland

SHESHERAGHMORE


County

Tipperary North


Coordinates

191512, 193668


Description

Freestanding Board of First Fruits Church of Ireland church, built 1812, having three-stage bell tower to west end, vestry to southeast corner and boiler house to northeast corner. Pitched artificial slate roof with moulded limestone coping to gables and cut-stone chimneystacks to vestry and boiler house with decorative corbel to bases. Pebble-dashed walls with smooth render plinth. Cut limestone crenellations, pinnacles and string courses to tower, and rendered buttresses to side walls with cut limestone caps. Lancet and double-light lancet windows with traceried small-pane timber sliding sash windows, fixed to tower and vestry and fifteen-over-fifteen pane to nave, with limestone sills and with louvered windows to upper stages of tower. Timber battened doors, that to vestry having cut limestone surround. Cut limestone gate piers, cast-iron gates and graveyard to site.

Appraisal

This well-maintained and regularly-used church has undergone little alteration to its original form, although the slate roof has been replaced. The cut-stone details are of a fine quality and particularly notable on the tower pinnacles and rolled coping to the gable, adding an individuality to a plan form much used in the county. The retention of the original windows is of great importance in preserving the character of the building.