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St Peter, Ferns

(52°35′32″N, 6°30′37″W)
T 01 50
pre-1974 traditional (Republic of Ireland) Wexford
now Wexford
  • Tessa Garton

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Feature Sets

A nave and chancel church (9.6m x 7.15m, 6.1m x 5.3m) probably built after 1537. It has a reused Romanesque window in the S wall of the chancel and two Gothic lancets in the E wall.


The church is not mentioned in the list of major buildings in Ferns in 1537.


Exterior Features



The decoration on the interior of the S window is very similar to that of the jambs of the W doorway at Clone, and the window was probably taken from the church at Clone (Leask, 1955, 163). The Gothic exterior of the S window and the E windows were probably taken from the cathedral at Ferns.


P. Hore, History of the Town and County of Wexford, London, 1911, 160-1.

H. G. Leask, Irish Churches and Monastic Buildings, Dundalk 1955, I, 163.

M. Moore, Archaeological Inventory of Co. Wexford, Dublin, 1996, 156.