The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newtownbutler

Renovation of the grade B listed 19th Century Gothic barn church with elevated churchyard. The church features a tower and entrance porches which have been added to the gable; sanctuary and side-altars to the other gable.

A pitched natural slate roof with stone skews. Moulded kneeler stones and decorative ridge crestings. Advanced eaves course supports moulded cast-iron rainwater goods. The gable of church and sanctuary each have a cast-iron cross finial.

Principal elevation is abutted to centre by tower. Walls are lined-cement rendered with two-staged limestone and sandstone buttresses and sandstone dressings to openings. The exposed section of the front gable each has a lancet-headed opening with drip mould over set at high level; both contain a pair of timber lancets with roundel in spandrel.

Key Features:

  • Heritage skills craftsman undertook stonework repair and re-pointing of external sandstone and limestone. New lime plaster externally and internally with associated decoration
  • Roof Repairs – Replacement rafter ends, localised wall plate and roof timber replacement and treatment of ends of purlins and feature roof trusses. New roof coverings and insulation with associated gutters, new eaves and verge detailing
  • Removal of floor coverings, roof coverings, internal and external rendering, rain water goods. New damp proof course, woodworm survey and treatment
  • Full Mechanical & Electrical strip out and subsequent new M&E installation including new heating system, lighting, fire alarm and sanitary ware
  • Associated site works including reducing of levels adjacent to external walls with associated kerbing & drainage, paving, railings and ironwork
Key Project Information
Architect Inset Architecture and Planning
Value £560k
Duration 5 Months
Extra Information
Location Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh
Sectors Ecclesiastical