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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Church
  • Date of construction: 1865
  • Architect: John O'Neill
  • Listing: B
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB21/07/005
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church, Shore Road, Newtownabbey

County Antrim

St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church, 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

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Basalt
Primary Stone Type: Basalt
Secondary Stone Type: Ballycastle Sandstone
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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): 1


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