Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, DERRYKEIGHAN (DERVOCK), CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (CI)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, DERRYKEIGHAN (DERVOCK), CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (CI)
Date: 1829-1831
Nature: New church.  'The original church was a very small and incommodious building;  but in 1831[sic] G. Macartney, Esq., [of Lissanoure] gave an Irish acre of land, which he enclosed with a stone wall, Close to the town of Dervock, as a site for the erection of a new church, towards the building of which he contributed also £150;  a sum was raised by subscription in the neighbourhood, and the late Board of First Fruits granted a loan of £600.and with these sums the present church was completed.  It is a spacious and handsome structure in the later English style of architecture, woth a lofty square embattled tower, crowned with pinnacles;  being too small for the congregation it is about to be enlarged by the addition of transepts...'.  FS laid, 1829;  consecrated 9 Sep 1831.
Refs: Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 453-4;  C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of County Antrim (UAHS, 1996), 50(illus.);   Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 222.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, DERRYKEIGHAN (DERVOCK), CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (CI)
Date: 1878
Nature: Church recently restored at cost of about £800.  Stained glass windows; Caen stone and marble pulpit; new pews.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 20, no. 234, 1 Sep 1878, 252.