honan chapel, ucc

honan chapel, ucc

Postby Radioactiveman » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:53 pm

I presume they are taking the pi*s with this one:

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The Board of Trustees, Honan Chapel, U.C.C
For the installation of a set of glazed double swing double doors, with glazed fanlight above, in the existing front (west) entrance portico, with the retention of the existing oak doors Honan Chapel,, University College Cork,, Cork


And the point is??
The real worry here is the devastating effect this nonsense will have on the intricate mosaic flooring. The image below shows the scene just inside the door. Is this were the double glazing is going to be installed???

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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby Praxiteles » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:22 pm

Radioactiveman wrote:I presume they are taking the pi*s with this one:



08/33348
The Board of Trustees, Honan Chapel, U.C.C
For the installation of a set of glazed double swing double doors, with glazed fanlight above, in the existing front (west) entrance portico, with the retention of the existing oak doors
Honan Chapel,, University College Cork,, Cork


And the point is??
The real worry here is the devastating effect this nonsense will have on the intricate mosaic flooring. The image below shows the scene just inside the door. Is this were the double glazing is going to be installed???



The question that has to be asked here is what are the Trustees of the Honan Chapel doing with J&GMcGloughlin's art déco Grille made to designs drawn by W. Scott? This, according to Virginia Teehan's book on the Honan Chapel has long been in storage - at least since the 1980s. Yet, on p72 of her book she describes the Grille as the most important piece of metal work to come out of the Irish Celtic Revival.

Praxiteles takes it that the installation of car-salesroom-type-glass-boxes at the end of the chapel will further delay the restoration of the Grille to its proper place before it ends up in a knackers yard somewhere.

And, as we are at it, Praxiteles believes that the time has come to remove Imogen Stuart's bénitier which is already disfiguiring the mosaic just inside the main door. If the Reverend Fr. Sir John O'Connell wanted one there, Praxitreles is perfectly sure that he would have made the necessary provision for it - just as he would have put in a glass porch if he thought the place needed one..
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby Praxiteles » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:30 pm

Here is the Grille I am talking about. It was installed in 1916.

Perhaps the Trustees of the Honan Chapel would like to tell us where it is?
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby kite » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:04 am

Radioactiveman wrote:I presume they are taking the pi*s with this one:
08/33348
The Board of Trustees, Honan Chapel, U.C.C
For the installation of a set of glazed double swing double doors, with glazed fanlight above, in the existing front (west) entrance portico, with the retention of the existing oak doors
Honan Chapel,, University College Cork,, Cork

And the point is??
The real worry here is the devastating effect this nonsense will have on the intricate mosaic flooring. The image below shows the scene just inside the door. Is this were the double glazing is going to be installed???


Radioactiveman was first off the mark as usual, now the Georgian Society has objected to proposals to install glass doors in the Honan Chapel, and the CSD group has asked that the city Heritage Officer keeps a watching brief on the planning application.
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Re: Developments in Cork

Postby Praxiteles » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:17 pm

The Honan Chapel


"the CSD group has asked that the city Heritage Officer keeps a watching brief on the planning application"

A fat lot of good that is going to do. The HO already met with Richard Hurley and someone called Coughlan for a pre-plan on this one!!
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Re: honan chapel, ucc

Postby Radioactiveman » Tue May 05, 2009 3:00 pm

Sadly, An Bord Pleanala has just approved the City Council's grant of permission to install glass doors on the Honan Chapel. In my view, this is an awful, awful mistake and the fact that it can be reversed at some later date does not make it any more palatable.
The Trustees, Cork City Council and ABP should hang their heads in shame.
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Re: honan chapel, ucc

Postby johnglas » Sun May 10, 2009 11:31 am

Not really having any particular knowledge here, it seems to me that a compromise might be to reinstate that wonderful grill and glaze behind that (if it does not affect its integrity), if the intention is to allow a full view into the chapel while preserving 'security'.
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