Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, CASTLE STREET, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI, KIRKINRIOLA OR KILCONRIOLA PARISH)

Name: WELLAND, JOSEPH
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, CASTLE STREET, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI, KIRKINRIOLA OR KILCONRIOLA PARISH)
Date: 1851-55
Nature: New church on site at upper end of Castle St granted by Sir Shafto Adair, Bt. To accommodate about 1000. Eventual cost £8,000. FS laid Spring 1853. Completed Summer 1855. Contractors: Hugh & James Henry. (Destroyed by fire, apparently due to overheating of a flue, 18 Dec 1879.)
Refs: Unsigned, undated ground plan, S & E elevations in RCB Library, MS 139 (C:\WP51\ARCH;  illus. in on-line drawings catalogue www.archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org); B 9, 16 Aug 1851, 516; 10, 11 Dec 1852, 786; 11, 9 Apr 1853, 235; 13, 18 Aug 1855, 395; listed as one of JW's principal works in obituary in DB 2, 1 Apr 1860, 232; Architect 29, 20 Dec 1879, 374;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 22, no. 1, 3 Jan 1880, 11,18.

Name: WELLAND & GILLESPIE
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, CASTLE STREET, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI, KIRKINRIOLA OR KILCONRIOLA PARISH)
Date: 1861
Nature: New seating, new organ by Bevington & Sons, London and choir benches.
Refs: Signed drawing, dated 29 Oct 1861 in RCB Library, portfolio 7 (illus. in on-line drawings catalogue www.archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org);  DB 3, 15 Dec 1861, 712.

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, CASTLE STREET, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI, KIRKINRIOLA OR KILCONRIOLA PARISH)
Date: 1880-81
Nature: Restoration after destruction  by fire on 13 Dec 1879.  Reopened 24 Mar 1881.  Contractor: James Henry, Belfast. Restored'on the old lines' with ‘certain improvements in matters of detail’.
Minton’s tiles throughout. New organ by Conacher, Huddersfield. Stained glass windows by Heaton, Butler & Bayne. Pulpit andprayer desk by Robinson, Belfast. Design for font furnished by John Lanyon.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 22, no. 28, 10 Jul 1880, 527; 23, no. 64, 19 Mar 1881, 196; no. 66, 2 Apr 1881, 234.

Name: LANYON, JOHN
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, CASTLE STREET, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI, KIRKINRIOLA OR KILCONRIOLA PARISH)
Date: 1881
Nature: Provides design for font.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette  23, no. 64, 19 Mar 1881, 196..

Name: HEATON, BUTLER & BAYNE *#
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, CASTLE STREET, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI, KIRKINRIOLA OR KILCONRIOLA PARISH)
Date: 1881
Nature: Stained glass windows in restored church (but cf. Gloine, which has only one window by H, B & B dating from 1895).
Refs: rish Ecclesiastical Gazette  23, no. 64, 19 Mar 1881, 196;  Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/building/3447/ (last visited, Sep 2016).