Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CORK, CASTLETOWNROCHE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)

Name: PAIN, JAMES
Building: CO. CORK, CASTLETOWNROCHE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1825
Nature: New church on Latin cross plan, erected on site of old church. With G.R. Pain; 'a remarkably handsome structure, with a tower surmounted by a finely proportioned spire; the lower stage is pierced with a window on every face, the copings of which form a zigzag ornament continued all round' (Lewis).
Refs: S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 312; D. Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (New York, 1983), I, 242, note 37; David Lee & Debbie Jacobs, James Pain, architect (Limerick Civic Trust, 2005), 152,153(illus.),162(illus.),163;  Bill Power, 'A treasury of churches: North Cork churches of James Pain', Mallow Field Club Journal 22 (2004),78-79(illus.);  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 371.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. CORK, CASTLETOWNROCHE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1877
Nature: Improvements completed. Plaster roof replaced by open roof of stained wood, New pews. Pulpit, formerly entered by a 'hole in the wall' lowered and brought forward. New reading desk and communion rail.  Stained glass window to be erected.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 19, no. 220, Jul 1877, 220.

Name: MCGOLDRICK, HUBERT *
Building: CO. CORK, CASTLETOWNROCHE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1921
Nature: Stained glass window (Christ with angels and soldiers).
Refs: Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne, Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1988), 38;  Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/3249/ (last visited Apr 2013).