Thursday, October 27, 2016

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary [Shanakiel Rd, Sunday's Well]

Built 1875-1880

Listed in the National Inventory Of Architectural Heritage and described as follows: “Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, formerly Saint Mary's, is a Gothic Revival church which occupies a prominent position on Shanakiel Road. Interestingly, it changed use from a Church of Ireland church to Roman Catholic. Designed by W.H. Hill, architectural quality is apparent in the scale, form, features and materials used in its construction. Francis Wise donated more than £6,000 towards the building fund. The combination of snecked limestone and ashlar dressings provides interesting textural detail. The artistic execution of the carved detailing on the exterior, especially in the door surround, enhances this imposing church.”

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary [Shanakiel Rd, Sunday's Well]-122435

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