BROWN, NATHANIEL MCAULEY (DR)
- Born: 1820c Died: 1910
Minister of Drumachose Presbyterian church at Limavady, Co. Derry, from 1845 until 1907, who is said to have been responsible for the design of the church, which was rebuilt in 1877.(1) He also built his own house, Fairy Fort, which continues (2005) to function as the manse. Nathaniel Brown was an energetic campaigner for tenant farmers' rights, and is commemorated by a plaque in the church which describes him as 'a fearless advocate of the rights of a man and a champion of the oppressed', who 'pleaded strenuously with voice and pen and with ultimate success in the cause of land purchase and for redress of the grievances of the tenant farmers of Ireland'.
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(1) Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 351.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for BROWN, NATHANIEL MCAULEY (DR)
|Building:||CO. DERRY, LIMAVADY, DRUMACHOSE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH|
|Nature:||New church replacing church of 1743. 'A harled and sandstone cruciform church with flamboyant tracery windows and a thin belfry-tower-cum-porch, set in the angle between nave and N transept. Reputedly a design by the incumbent, Dr N.M. Brown.'(Rowan) Tenders invited, Apr 1875. Completed Summer 1877.|
IB 19, 15 Jul 1877, 213 (quoting Coleraine Chronicle); W.D. Girvan, Historic Buildings in North Derry (UAHS, 1975), 15(illus.),20(no.77); Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 351; Julia E. Mullin, The Presbytery of Limavady (Limavady: North-West Books, 1989), 68(illus.),81-82; illus. in Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006), 259.
|Building:||CO. DERRY, LIMAVADY, KILLANE, DRUMACHOSE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MANSE (FAIRY FORT)|
|Nature:||Built by NMB for himself.|