St. Mary’s, Killyclogher

The extensive refurbishment / restoration and Sacristy block extension to the existing Grade B Listed St. Mary's Church in Killyclogher, Co Tyrone.

McAleer & Teague where appointed by Gerry Loughrey Architects and the Rev Eugene Boland PP to undertake the refurbishment/restoration of the existing Grade B Listed Church and the construction of a Sacristy block extension. Daily worship was carried out in the adjacent parochial hall during the works.

Roof works consisted of complete reroofing including repair work to rafters, large section purlins (resin), ridge boards, valley boards and wall plates. New fascia boards and rafters at gable ends were installed complete with insulation, felt and new bangor blue celtic grade slates.

Stone work to the church consisted of new stone built sacristy block to match existing including the installation of new sandstone windows, quoins and barge coping. On the existing building the sandstone quoins were cut out and repaired and the complete building was re-pointed in historic mortar. Section of the external walls where rebuild in rubble limestone to match the existing.

Internally the building was completely gutted out with new floors, dry-lined walls and balcony’s installed. All works including the new balcony’s are installed to comply with current disabled access regulations.

McAleer & Teague undertook all joinery works to the scheme including the rafter repairs, main ceiling, balcony’s, manufacture of doors and frames. The ability to manufacture in-house specialist joinery products benefited this project in that the joinery manager could liaise with the architect in detailing doors, candelabra, stairs etc and allowed the timely delivery to site.

Client: 
Cappagh Parish, Derry Diocese
Value: 
£1.2 million
Duration: 
48 weeks
Design: 
Gerry Loughery Architects