Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ARMAGH, POYNTZPASS, CHURCH (CI, ACTON PARISH)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ARMAGH, POYNTZPASS, CHURCH (CI, ACTON PARISH)
Date: 1793;1829
Nature: Built 1793. Enlarged and repaired, 1829. but cf. OS Memoirs which say that church is 'altogether much out of repair' although 'rebuilt and slightly repaired, 1835'.
Refs: Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 7;  J.P. Lawson, Gazetteer of Ireland (1842), 692; Angélique Day & Patrick McWilliams, Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Vol. 1: Parishes of Co. Armagh, 1835-9, 6;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 512-13;  illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 120.

Name: MCCREASH (OR MCCREASH), THOMAS *
Building: CO. ARMAGH, POYNTZPASS, CHURCH (CI, ACTON PARISH)
Date: 1819
Nature: Memento Mori sundial on N face of tower.
Refs: Barbara Best, Acton Parish Church, Poyntzpass (Poyntzpass and District Local History Society, ?) 85 (illus.), http://www.poyntzpass.co.uk/Before_I_Forget/2000_No_8/Acton_Parish_Church_Poyntzpass.pdf (last visited, May 2014);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 513.
 

Name: WELLAND & GILLESPIE
Building: CO. ARMAGH, POYNTZPASS, CHURCH (CI, ACTON PARISH)
Date: 1861-62
Nature: Proposed new 5-bay N aisle, incorporating entrance. Tenders invited for 'works to be executed at the church of Acton', Oct 1862.
Refs: Signed design, dated 15 May 1861, in RCB Library, portfolio 2A;  Armagh Guardian, 31 Oct 1862;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 513.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ARMAGH, POYNTZPASS, CHURCH (CI, ACTON PARISH)
Date: 1891a
Nature: Imps costing about £700, including new chancel, choir stalls, prayer desks, lectern, chancel window 'of chaste design', porch with handsome oak supports. Church reopend 6 Feb 1891.
Refs: IB 33, 15 Feb 1891, 44