Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WEXFORD, TEMPLESHANBO, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (CI)

Name: BOWDEN, JOHN [2]
Building: CO. WEXFORD, TEMPLESHANBO, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (CI)
Date: 1815-16
Nature: New church replacing ancient church which partially collapsed in 1814.  According to Irish Times, architect of new church was named Ellis, but in 1816  payment of £10 made to 'Architect of Board of First Fruits', i.e John Bowden.
Refs: RCB Library, 'An account of of all sums of money levied for building and repairing of churches...June 1824' (information from Frank Keohane);  Irish Times, 3 Nov 1917.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. WEXFORD, TEMPLESHANBO, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (CI)
Date: 1827
Nature: Church of 1815 rebuilt and enlarged on old site and cons. 22 Aug 1827. 74 x 26 ft.
Refs: J.B. Leslie, Ferns Clergy and Parishes (1936), 245;  exterior illus. in Clergy of Waterford, Lismore and Ferns (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2008),

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. WEXFORD, TEMPLESHANBO, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (CI)
Date: 1914
Nature: New pitch pine ceiling. Presented by rector, Rev. H.C. Atkinson (d. 1914).
Refs: Irish Times, 3 Nov 1917.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. WEXFORD, TEMPLESHANBO, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (CI)
Date: 1917
Nature: Restoration and improvements, including reseating, new chancel rail, lectern and prayer desk, plastering of walls and painting. Cost: £250.
Refs: Irish Times, 3 Nov 1917.