Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. WEXFORD, GOREY, CHRIST CHURCH (CI, 1819)

Name: KEANE, JOHN BENJAMIN
Building: CO. WEXFORD, GOREY, CHRIST CHURCH (CI, 1819)
Date: 1819
Nature: New church, 'lately rebuilt, after designs imitative of the circular (Anglo-Saxon or Norman) style of architecture' which 'reflects much credit on the talents of the architect...Mr J.B. Keane' (Brewer);   'a spacious structure in which the Norman and English styles are blended…erected in 1819 on a site in the principal street given by the lat Stephen Ram, Esq., and at an expense of £2200, of which £200 was a gift from Mr Ram, and £2000 a loan from the late Board of First Fruits' (Lewis)
Refs: J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825), I, 388;  Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 666.