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St. Nicholas’ Church

  •   Lancasterian Street, Carrickfergus

Gothic mix of styles. Square tower entrance with pedimented doorway and attached columns, topped with balustrade and stone clock face spire. Leads onto nave and North/South transepts (cross-gabled) with chancel. Modern hall extensions on North side in same style. Pitched slate roof. Stonework is a cluttered mix of rubble basalt, Antrim Chalk, Cultra Limestone, and Ballycastle Sandstone. Windows have been replaced (1932?) with an unknown imported Carboniferous sandstone, one window is a later replacement of Stanton Moor Sandstone, sneck stones used.

Stone Information

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    Assorted stone types used in construction. Basalt in good condition with no significant evidence of deterioration but sandstone shows some evidence of surface deterioration through scaling and granular disintegration.
  • Condition Assessment (QUB):
    Stage 2 – Section specific remedial action is required but the extent of intervention should be limited because of the lack of distant involvement within façade boundaries.
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Architect Information

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  • Architect:
    Thomas Paps
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