Survey Data

Reg No

31819007


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Architectural Social Technical


Date

1760 - 1770


Coordinates

181652, 254254


Date Recorded

01/09/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Detached former Church of Ireland church, built 1766, now derelict. Comprising three-bay nave and three-stage tower to west with balustrade parapet. Roughcast-rendered walls with dressed quoins and string courses to tower. Remaining cast-iron rainwater goods. Pointed-arched windows and Diocletian windows to third stage of tower. Round-arched entrance with block-and-start surround. Block-and-start surround to statue niche in tower. Various upright and recumbent grave markers around church, including a mausoleum. Crypt to east of church. Site bounded by random coursed wall with ashlar gate piers and wrought-iron gates.

Appraisal

Though falling into ruin, Mount Talbot church retains its original form and atmosphere. It is accentuated by the impressive elegant tower to the west. The collection of carved grave markers and the mausoleum of Lady Talbot enhance the setting, which is completed by the finely-executed stone gate piers.