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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Church
  • Date of construction: 1614
  • Architect: Thomas Paps
  • Listing: A
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB22/08/001
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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St. Nicholas' Church, Lancasterian Street, Carrickfergus

County Antrim

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

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Basalt
Primary Stone Type: Basalt
Secondary Stone Type: Ballycastle Sandstone
Other Stone Type: Antrim Chalk
Replacement Stone Type: English Carboniferous Sandstone
Stonework Construction: Rubble
Stonework Condition: 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): 2


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