Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DOWN, WARRENPOINT, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. DOWN, WARRENPOINT, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1825
Nature: New church, licensed for worship, 19 Jun 1825.  'The church, situated in the town, and about a mile distant from the mother church [Clonallon], is a small building in the early English style: it was erected in 1825 by Roger Hall, Esq., at an expense of £830.15.4½. British, being a gift from the late Board of First Fruits.' (Lewis) Inscr. over entrance: 'This chapel was endowed by the Rev. John Davis in 1825'. Halls and DPJ give date as 1827. Private gallery for Roger Hall erected in 1834.
Refs: S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 675; Dublin Penny Journal 3 (1834), 64; Mrs & Mrs S.C. Hall, Ireland (1841-3), III, 3;  Fred Rankin, ed.,  Clergy of Down and Dromore (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1996), 242(illus.);  exterior also illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 197.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. DOWN, WARRENPOINT, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1877
Nature: Reopened 17 Jun 1877 after extensive alts. & repairs. New pews, pulpit, reading desk; gallery refronted in pitch pine, organ overhauled; space inside communion rails laid with eancaustic tiles by Maw & Co., Salop. Contractor: Whelan & Watson, Newry.
Refs: IB 19, 1 Jun 1877, 197

Name: WATSON, WILLIAM JAMES
Building: CO. DOWN, WARRENPOINT, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1889
Nature: New chancel, new roofs to nave and transepts, replacement of timber windows with stone mullioned ones, &c.. Tender of Alexander Wheelan, Newry (£1,085) accepted Jan 1890. Church reopened 9 Jul 1890. Cost over £1,100.
Refs: IB 27, ? ? 1885, 236; 31, 1 Nov 1889, 267; 32, 1 Jan,1 Feb,15 Jul 1890, 11,40,166; Architect 43, 10 Jan 1890, suppl.p.6; Clergy of Down and Dromore (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1996), 242(illus.).  (Incomplete specification for works at church, perhaps by WJW, in PRONI, D3783/B/10 and 10/1, see PRONI e-catalogue).

Name: WELLAND, JOSEPH
Building: CO. DOWN, WARRENPOINT, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed enlargement either by N & S transepts and new chancel or by S transept, N aisle & porch, chancel & vestry. Neither executed?
Refs: Signed, undated drawing(s) in RCB Library, portfolio 12