Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1745
Nature: Repairs after collapse of roof. (But cf. JRSAI 35 (1905), 317, which says that chancel roof fell in in 1754.)
Refs: Samuel McSkimin, The history and antiquities of the county of the town of Carrickfergus, from the earliest records till 1839 : also a statistical survey of said county (New ed., 1909), 371

Name: MYERS, CHRISTOPHER [1]
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1778
Nature: Tower and spire erected. Cost £500.  Attr. to CM by O'Dwyer.
Refs: G.N. Wright, Tours in Ireland (1823), ?;  Samuel McSkimin, The history and antiquities of the county of the town of Carrickfergus, from the earliest records till 1839 : also a statistical survey of said county (New ed., 1909), 371;  JRSAI 35 (1905), 317;  Frederick O'Dwyer, 'In search of Christopher Myers' in Michael McCarthy & Karina O'Neill, eds., Studies in the Gothic Revival (Dublin, 2008), 105(illus.).

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1787
Nature: Vestry added.
Refs: JRSAI 35 (1905), 317

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1818
Nature: Windows repaired.
Refs: Samuel McSkimin, The history and antiquities of the county of the town of Carrickfergus, from the earliest records till 1839 : also a statistical survey of said county (New ed., 1909), 371

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1820
Nature: Gallery erected.
Refs: Samuel McSkimin, The history and antiquities of the county of the town of Carrickfergus, from the earliest records till 1839 : also a statistical survey of said county (New ed., 1909),

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1830
Nature: N transept restored by Marquess of Donegall.
Refs: JRSAI 35 (1905), 317

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1831
Nature: Pillars at front erected.
Refs: Samuel McSkimin, The history and antiquities of the county of the town of Carrickfergus, from the earliest records till 1839 : also a statistical survey of said county (New ed., 1909), 371

Name: ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSIONERS
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1864
Nature: Proposed restoration and rebuilding. Part of funds will be supplied by Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Nov 1864, 236 (unsigned, undated ground plan of cruciform church in RCB Library, portfolio 7; note says 'Chancel Rail same as Kilfinane, Dio. Limerick', which may date drawing to 1850s)

Name: DREW, THOMAS (SIR)
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1872-73
Nature: Restoration, including new roof and seating.
Refs: Drawing exh. RHA 1874, no. 288; IB 15, 15 Apr 1873, 114; Architect 16, 21 Oct 1876, 242(illus.); T. Drew, The Ancient Church of St Nicholas, Carrickfergus (Dublin: Ponsonby. Belfast: W. Erskine Mayne, 1873?); Handbook of the United Dicese of Down & Connor & Dromore (Belfast, 1886), 84; Samuel McSkimin, The history and antiquities of the county of the town of Carrickfergus, from the earliest records till 1839 : also a statistical survey of said county (New ed., 1909), 371

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1876
Nature: New organ by Conacher & Co., Huddersfield, installed. Specification prepared by Frederick C. Smythe, Mus. Bach., TCD.
Refs: Belfast News Letter, 23 Sep 1876

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1907
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: Samuel McSkimin, The history and antiquities of the county of the town of Carrickfergus, from the earliest records till 1839 : also a statistical survey of said county (New ed., 1909), 371

Name: CHILD, ALFRED ERNEST *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1912
Nature: 3-light window in S. transept, SS. Columba, Patrick & Aidan, attr. to AEC
Refs: Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne, Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass (Irish Academic Press, 1988), 32

Name: CLOSE, RICHARD MILLS
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1913;1919;1931;
Nature: Restoration, window in S. transept and erection of war memorial bell tower. Choir stalls & war memorial panels in tower carved by Harry Hems. FS of bell tower laid 25 Oct 1919. To cost £3,000.
Refs: IB 61, 8 Nov 1919, 502(illus.); IB 73, 14 Mar 1931, 240; 78, 30 May 1936, 456

Name: RHIND, ETHEL *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1929
Nature: Stained glass window: St John.
Refs: Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne, Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass (1988), 32