The Church of St. Bartholomew, in Clyde Road, Dublin 4, was built to the designs of Thomas Henry Wyatt, in 1867. the layout and style of the building closely reflecting the ideals of the Oxford ‘Tractarian Movement’. The architecture and interior fittings of the building provide an exceptional and in many ways, unique example of High Anglican Church design in Victorian Ireland. Notable elements include stone carving, stained glass, figurative painted murals, stencilled decoration, mosaic pavements, decorative ironwork, joinery, opus sectile and fine embroidery. The historic belfry clock, the peal of bells and the elaborate musical carillon are notable examples of important mechanically operated instruments from the late Victorian period, unique in Dublin.
While the church survived, in a reasonable state of preservation for 150 years, serious and extensive decay had occurred to the decorative English sandstone from Hollington in Staffordshire. Exacerbated by cement re-pointing significant water ingress led to the serious damage to masonry, stained glass and the magnificent decorative wall and ceiling finishes. Our comprehensive conservation plan completed in 2014, guided ten phases of conservation between 2015 and 2019. The final phase included substantial structural repairs to the belfry tower parapet, which was taken down and rebuilt and the tower roof re-clad in lead. Select Vestry and parishioners are delighted to have prolonged the life and beauty of their vibrant parish church.
The final phase included substantial structural repairs to the belfry tower parapet, which was taken down and rebuilt and the tower roof re-clad in lead