Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DOWN, BALLYCULTER (STRANGFORD), CHRIST CHURCH (CI)

Name: DREW, THOMAS (SIR)
Building: CO. DOWN, BALLYCULTER (STRANGFORD), CHRIST CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1880-82
Nature: Remodelling of church of 1723 apart from tower and spire of 1770 (new nave, chancel, S transept, N Bangor aisle, S aisle & gallery) for 5th Viscount Bangor, in memory of his mother, Lady Bangor. Re-consecrated 13 Apr 1882. Cost: £2,190 (Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette says outlay nearly £3000). Builder: Dixon & Co.
Refs: Interior view exh. RHA 1881, n. 592; IAA, PKS B11/20, A06 (Oct 1880); Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 24, no. 121, 22 Apr 1882, 278;  G.P. Bell, C.E.B. Brett, R. Matthew, Portaferry & Strangford (UAHS, 1969), 34 (no.151); Fred Rankin, ed., Clergy of Down and Dromore (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1996)  38(illus.)