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Kilcoole

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Feature Sets (2)

Description

Nave and chancel church, with barrel vaulted nave and chancel of which the lower vault springing remains on both sides. Considerably restored. Rubble masonry, with slate-like stone in irregular courses. Side walls and gable walls of nave and chancel remain, but vaults and roof missing. Probably had upper chamber between barrel vault and steep-pitched stone roof. E gable has traces of a blocked window with inclined jambs and a flat lintel. W extension added later as a 2-storey living quarters (now roofless and missing S wall). W doorway of nave is square-headed with a rough, flat lintel. S wall of nave has round-headed window.


History

Not known. Not recorded in Gwynn & Hadcock.    


Features

Exterior Features

Windows

Nave, S window


Round-headed, with chamfered edge on arch, jambs and sill.

Dimensions
h c. 0.85 m.

Comments/Opinions

No carved stone work apart from mouldings on S window of nave. Church probably built in the 12thc (Harbison).

Bibliography


  • P. Harbison, Guide to the National & Historic Monuments of Ireland, Dublin 1970, 257; 1992, 346.

Location

Site Location
Kilcoole
National Grid Reference
O 30 08 
Boundaries
now: Wicklow
Dedication
medieval:
now:
Type of building/monument
Church of Ireland church  
Report authors
Tessa Garton 
Visit Date
3 July 1993