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St. Mary's Church, Downshill
Woodlands Church
Eaglais Fhearann na Coille
Saint Mary's Church Downshill, Glen of the Downs County Wicklow Ireland.JPG
53°07′47″N 6°06′38″W / 53.129708°N 6.110617°W / 53.129708; -6.110617Coordinates: 53°07′47″N 6°06′38″W / 53.129708°N 6.110617°W / 53.129708; -6.110617
Location Woodlands, Kilcoole, County Wicklow
Country Ireland
Denomination Pre-Reformation Catholic
History
Founded 11th century
Dedication Mary, mother of Jesus
Architecture
Style Celtic Christianity
Years built 11th century
Specifications
Length 14 m (46 ft)
Width 7.5 m (25 ft)
Height 5 m (16 ft)
Number of floors 1
Floor area 105 m2 (1,130 sq ft)
Materials granite, limestone
Bells 1
Administration
Diocese Glendalough
Designations
National Monument of Ireland
Official name St. Mary's Church, Downsmill
Reference no. 135

St. Mary's Church, Downsmill, also called Woodlands Church, is a medieval church and National Monument in the Glen of the Downs, County Wicklow, Ireland.

Location

St. Mary's Church is located 1.2 km (¾ mile) west of Delgany, in the southern part of the Glen of the Downs.

History

St. Mary's Church is dated to the 11th century AD, but there is scant evidence for this. Other sources place its construction in the 15th century.

The church was restored in 1906 and the baptismal font inside the door set into place.

Church

St. Mary's is a nave and chancel church, with a bell-cote in the west. The doorway has two bevelled granite jambs. The east wall has an arched window, with the south and north having opposing flat arch windows.

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