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St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Newtownabbey

  •   Shore Road, Newtownabbey

Gothic Revival church. Walls are basalt with buff sandstone dressing. Tall square tower and spire (180ft) with belfry, double Gothic open arches flanked by triple rows of slim engaged columns. Consists of nave, North aisle, lean-to porch with entrance. Same on South side behind tower. No transepts. Vestry with gable end, pitched slate roof on North side. Recessed entrance with columns, West face.

Stone Information

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  • Stonework Construction:
    Un-coursed rubble
  • Stonework Condition:
    Basalt stonework in good condition with only very minor and localised evidence of surface roughening of sandstone detailing.
  • Condition Assessment (QUB):
    Stage 1 – A façade in this condition will only require localised remedial treatment concentrating on individual blocks. Stage 1 classification may also indicate that no intervention is needed with only periodic re-assessment of the façade is recommended.
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Architect Information

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  • Architect:
    John O’Neill
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