St. Patrick's Church, Straffan facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt. Patrick's Church
|Location||Straffan, County Kildare|
|Denomination||Church of Ireland|
|Previous denomination||Pre-Reformation Catholic|
|Founded||early 13th century|
|Length||21.5 m (71 ft)|
|Width||6.3 m (21 ft)|
|Number of floors||4|
|Diocese||Dublin and Glendalough|
Saint Patrick's Church is a ruined medieval church in Straffan, Ireland.
St. Patrick's Church is located in the centre of Straffan village, 760 m (½ mile) north of the River Liffey.
St. Patrick’s Church, Straffan was built in the early 13th century. It is recorded that St Patrick's was incorporated into the Hospital of Saint John outside Newgate, Dublin c. 1250 which would suggest its construction at an earlier time.
The vicarage was suppressed in 1397 and was united with Saint John’s Hospital. In 1531 Archbishop John Alen restored the vicarage.
The church may have served as a safe house for persecuted clergy.
The church was replaced by the modern church in 1838.
The church is located within a modern graveyard, accessible by a lychgate, built c. 1920.
St. Patrick's Church has a fortified tower house of four storeys attached to its west end, with a bell-cote on top.
The entrance door is to the south, where there are two Gothic windows.
Most of the northern wall has fallen.
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