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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Tower
  • Date of construction: 1891
  • Architect: Mortimer Thompson
  • Listing: B+
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB23/19/009
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Tower & Spire, St. Colmcille's RC Church, High Street, Holywood

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Tower & Spire, St. Colmcille's RC Church, High Street, Holywood

Tall square Gothic tower with octagonal spire. Plain ashlar red sandstone dressing. Original church demolished following bomb explosion, modern church now attached to tower

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Buff-Pink Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Scrabo Sandstone
Secondary Stone Type: Locharbriggs Sandstone
Other Stone Type:
Replacement Stone Type: English Carboniferous Sandstone
Stonework Construction: Random-coursed rock-faced
Stonework Condition: Sandstone blockwork is in reasonable condition but with some evidence of block deterioration and surface loss through bedding-plane erosion and granular disintegration.
Condition Assessment (QUB): 2


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