Survey Data

Reg No

31804051


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social Technical


Original Use

Church/chapel


In Use As

Church/chapel


Date

1855 - 1860


Coordinates

180237, 302504


Date Recorded

25/07/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Detached single-storey gable-fronted Church, built in 1858, with four-bay nave, advanced entrance porch to north and corridor wing to east connecting with adjacent manse. Modern extension to rear of corridor. Church abutted by outbuilding to rear with corrugated-iron roof. Pitched slate roof to church with bellcote to north gable. Cast-iron rain water goods with decorative lip and square-profiled down pipes. Dressed limestone walls laid to courses. Tooled cut stone quoins and window surrounds. Ashlar surround to window and door openings. Round-headed timber sash windows with stone sills. Timber battened door with fanlight and round-headed sidelights to east corridor. Timber panelled double doors to main entrance surmounted by decorative fanlight and with slightly-projecting carved stone doorcase with archivolt, keystone, step and threshold. Flanking windows of nave have same detailing. Building elevated above street level with limestone walls to street surmounted by cast-iron railings. Date plaque above entrance porch stating 'Presbyterian Church 1858'.

Appraisal

This ornate chapel acts as an aesthetic enhancement to Carrick Road. It holds a prominent position, being elevated above street level. The attention to detail and the treatment of the stone make it a handsome church. As a centre of worship, which is used both by the Presbyterian and Methodist congregations in Boyle, the Federal Church is socially significant.