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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Church
  • Date of construction: 1628
  • Architect: John Bowden/Joseph Welland/John Guy Ferguson/Thomas Drew (LA)
  • Listing: A
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB01/19/001
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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St. Columb's Cathedral, St. Columb's Court, Derry

County Londonderry

St. Columb's Cathedral, St. Columb's Court, Derry

Large and important church with many later additions and alterations. Four stage tower in NW corner, castellated, with tall octagonal spire, corner pinnacles and pointed arch double lancet windows. Main walls are buttressed and castellated with triple lancet windows and half round turret near East gable with domed roof. East face has a large central tracery window with smaller version either side. Cross on gable point and quatrefoil vents near base. Mix of sandstone dressing and past limestone replacement

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Schist
Primary Stone Type: Derry Schist
Secondary Stone Type: Barony Glen Sandstone (Dungiven)
Other Stone Type: Giffnock Sandstone
Replacement Stone Type: Doulting Limestone
Stonework Construction: Coursed rubble
Stonework Condition: Heavy fragmentation of schist, dressing is in reasonably poor condition with heavy granular disintegration, flaking, scaling and face loss
Condition Assessment (QUB): 4


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