Sunday, February 25, 2007

Irvine - Trinity Church



Trinity Church, Irvine is a Venetian Gothic church (1861-1863)- Architect: Frederick Thomas Pilkington (1832-1898)- with polychrome stonework and pointed arches typical of the style. Built of bull-faced coursed rubble with contrasting stugged dressings, the fa├žade features red sandstone ashlar band courses and alternating voussoirs, detailed with foliaceous carving, much weathered in places. Steeply pitched stone finialled gables with polychrome sunburst masonry support the steep roofs. The west entrance elevation features a polygonal stone spire with contrasting fishscale bandings recessed to the left with a gabled porch.

In a totally derelict condition which is a real shame.

3 comments:

Chris said...

What a handsome building! Was it C of S?

An Honest Man said...

Yes. There seem to have been a number of Church of Scotland Churches called Trinity, including one in Ayr (before it amalgamated and renamed) just to get confused with the Episcopals.

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