Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DOWN, DROMARA, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST (CI)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. DOWN, DROMARA, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST (CI)
Date: 1811
Nature: 'The church is a small handsome edifice, with a tower and clock in good repair, built in 1811, at the expense of the parishioners.' This was a reconstruction of the existing church of 1744.
Refs: S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), 503;  Fred Rankin, ed., Clergy of Down and Dromore (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1996), 184(illus.);  exterior also illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 198.


Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. DOWN, DROMARA, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST (CI)
Date: 1888-1896
Nature: Internal and external replastering. New open timbered ceiling and new pews. (Rankin says chancel and transepts also added, but cf. Archaeological Survey of C. Down, 325, which dates N transept to 1833 and S transept to 1859). Dedicated by Bishop Welland 15 Feb 1896.
Refs: IB 30, 1 Dec 1888, 300;  Fred Rankin, ed.,  Clergy of Down and Dromore (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1996), 184.