1875 – All Saints Church, Eglantine, Hillsborough, Co. Down

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew

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“This little church, with seat accommodation for about 250 persons, is a memorial of the late Mr. St. Clair Kilburne Mulholland, and his son bearing the same name, in course of erection by their immediate relatives. As the building is situated within their demesne of Eglantine, and will be a prominent feature in a pleasing rural landscape, viewed from the windows of the mansion, the architect has endeavoured to make it simple rather than imposing, and quietly picturesque. The materials will be local greenish stone for walling, with Dungannon stone dressings.

The interfor will be somewhat more ornate, the nave being divided from the side aisle by
an arcade of five bays, the piers having circular cylindrical and clustered shafts, each pier differing. The chancel arch is of two orders, with marble banded shafts and sculptured capitals. The open-timbered roof of the nave is a hammer-beam one, and that of the chancel is in section waggon-headed and cusped. Wall lining of encaustic tiles, stained glass, and a general rich but unpretentious treatment of the whole interior with its accessories and furniture, is contemplated.

The contract for the shell of the building is taken by Messrs. Lowry and Son, of Belfast, for about £2,000. The style is English in type, of the vigorous Transitional period. The work has been carefully designed throughout by an old and attached friend of the two gentlemen whom it is to commemorate.” The Irish Builder, January 15 1875.

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