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Ballylanders Church
 

County

Limerick

Coordinates

N 52° 22' 35.04"   W 008° 20' 47.52"

Nearest town

Ballylanders

Grid Ref.

R 76404 25041

Map No.

73

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

147

Date of visit

Sunday 10 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The ivy-covered church ruins seen from the south.


These ruins belong to a church that was built in 15th or 16th century and was probably built on the site of an earlier church.

The church is now overgrown and only a few details can be made out.
In the east wall is a window, which is narrow on the outside and splayed inside.
There's a pointed arch doorway in the south wall. An interesting feature of this doorway is the mark left by the wicker centring on the keystone of the doorway.
The wicker centring was a 13th century building technique for vaults and arches where a temporary timber support (the centring) was used to prop the planks that would give the shape of the vault or arch masonry during the construction. A layer of mortar was laid over the planking and the stones. When the vault or arch were able to support their own weight, the planking and the centring were removed, leaving the print of the timber supports on the mortar.

The north wall of this church is missing.
The building is aligned to east-southeast (105°).

North of the church there's a holy well.


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