Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1800 - 1840
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.
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.