fifilarue wrote:Hello All,
Am new here so apologies if this is not the appropriate forum. I am looking for some reference material for T-plan, barn style churches dating to early nineteenth century. Could anybody help?
Thanks in advance.
Try thread on Michael Augustine Riordan: examples would be Dunmanway, Skibereen, Kinsale (St John the Baptist) - also Mallow which may or may not be by MAO'R. These are all Palladian and date from 1825-1840. Fermoy (St. Patrick's) was originally rectangular but was enlarged in 1842 by the addition of transepts making it T shaped (chancel, added in 1880s making it cruciform).
Also, see Buttevant (St. Mary's) by Charles Cottrell, neo-Gothic 1832, St John the Baptist Killeagh neo Gothic 1859, Castlemagner neo-Gothic 1969, St Matrin's Kilworth c.1790, .
You may also wish to take a look at the ground plan for Cobh Cathedral.
Numerous early vernacular structures throughout the 19th century such as St Catherine's Conna, St Catherine's Glengaura, St Joseph's Fornaught, St Lachteens Grenagh, St Bartholomew's Kildorrery, St Michael's Freemount, St Joseph's Killacluig .
There is a theory that this form derives from Ulster Presbyterian influences. However, you may want to take a look at the Lateran Basilica in Rome and San Lorenzo and Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.