Survey Data

Reg No

40309007


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

Church/chapel


In Use As

Masonic lodge/hall


Date

1800 - 1840


Coordinates

230896, 307160


Date Recorded

06/07/2012


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding gable-fronted former Methodist church, built c.1820, with two-bay nave, single-bay vestry to south-west and recent flat-roofed extension to north-east. Now in use as Masonic hall. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, roof oversailing at eaves and gables and supported on carved rafter ends, decorative bargeboard to gable front. Roughcast rendered walls over raised smooth rendered plinth, smooth rendered surrounds to round-headed windows, triple stepped round-headed lancets to front gable having continuous cut stone sill with oculus to gable apex, paired lights to sides of nave. Square-headed door and window opening to vestry. Replacement uPVC windows and replacement timber panelled door. Setback from the road with simple cast-iron railings and gates, rubble stone plinth wall with cut stone coping where street falls away to the southwest, roughcast rendered walls, and square-plan pier to north-east end.

Appraisal

An early nineteenth century Methodist church of plain design, its simplicity characteristic of the restrained style of Methodist churches in this period. The church is testament to the long-established Methodist community in the Killeshandra area. Its present use as a Masonic hall further contributes to its role in the social heritage of the town. The building is sited in a prominent roadside location and it is a strong defining feature of the street.