Survey Data

Reg No

31803005


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Architectural Social Technical


Original Use

Church/chapel


In Use As

Church/chapel


Date

1850 - 1870


Coordinates

190658, 311572


Date Recorded

30/07/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Detached Roman Catholic church, built c.1860, to a design by J.J. McCarthy. Seven-bay nave, side aisles, projecting gable-fronted entrance porch to south and sacristy to north-east. Pitched slate roof with western gable surmounted by bellcote and stone cross finial. Slate lean-to roofs to side aisles with stone chimneystack to sacristy. Snecked rock-faced walls with tooled limestone quoins and sandstone and limestone buttresses. Cut stone surrounds and hood mouldings to all openings. Pointed-arched windows with traceried windows to gables and eastern end of side aisles. Pointed- and shouldered-arched doorways with timber battened doors. Interior altered with the addition of a screen between nave and chancel. Church is set back from the road in own grounds.

Appraisal

This Gothic Revival church, by prolific nineteenth-century church architect J.J. McCarthy, is a notable feature within Keadew. The attention to detail is remarkable, with ornate buttresses, snecked stonework and tooled stone dressings. The interior also displays satisfying proportions with features such as the stained glass window adding a technical and artistic dimension.