The following selected bibliography offers the opportunity to explore the subject of Irish ecclesiastical architectural history, best practice in conservation and general information germane to the subject.

Ireland: Architectural and Historical

Bailey, Mark E., Border heritage: tracing the heritage of the City of Armagh and Monaghan County, Armagh, 2008
Bradshaw, Brendan and Keogh, Daire (eds), Christianity in Ireland: revisiting the story, Blackrock, Dublin, 2002
Breakey, J.C., Presbyterian Church Architecture in Ireland, Belfast, 1966
Brett, C.E.B., Buildings of Belfast, 1700-1914 (revised edn), Belfast, 1985
Brett, C.E.B., Buildings of County Antrim, Belfast, 1996
Brett, C.E.B., Buildings of County Armagh, Belfast, 1999
Brett, C.E.B., Buildings of North County Down, Belfast, 1999
Brett, C.E.B. et al, Georgian Belfast 1750-1850, maps, buildings and trades, Dublin & Belfast, 2004
Casey, Christine, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin, New Haven and London, 2005
Champneys, Arthur, Irish Ecclesiastical Architecture, London, 1910
Costello, Peter, Dublin City Churches, Dublin, 1989
Craig, Maurice, The Architecture of Ireland: from earliest times to 1880, London and Dublin, 1982
Curl, James Stevens, Classical Churches in Ulster, Belfast, 1980
Davey, J. Ernest, 1840-1940 Centenary: The story of a hundred years – an account of the Irish Presbyterian Church from the formation of the General Assembly to the present time, Belfast, 1940
De Breffny, Brian and Mott, George, The Churches and Abbeys of Ireland, London, 1976
Dixon, Hugh, An Introduction to Ulster Architecture, Belfast, 1975
Evans, David and Patton, Marcus, The Diamond as big as a Square: an introduction to the towns and buildings of Ulster, Belfast, 1981
Evans, David, Larmour, Paul et al., Modern Ulster Architecture, Belfast, 2006
Evans, David and Larmour, Paul, Queen’s: An Architectural Legacy, Belfast, 1995
Gaffikin, Patrick, A Geological Guide to the Building Stones of Belfast, Belfast, 1999
Gillespie, Raymond and Royle, Stephen, Belfast: c.1600-c.1900: the making of the modern city, Dublin, 2007
Gillespie, Raymond, Early Belfast: the origins and growth of an Ulster town to 1750, Belfast, 2007
Gillespie, Raymond and Kennedy, Brian P., Ireland Art into History, Dublin & Colorado, 1994
Graham, B.J. and Proudfoot, L.J. (eds), An Historical Geography of Ireland, London, 1993
Griffin, David J. and Lincoln, Simon, Drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin, 1993
Grimes, Brendan, Irish Carnegie Libraries, Dublin, 1998
Hamilton, Thomas, History of Presbyterianism in Ireland, Belfast 1992
Hanna, Denis O’D, The Face of Ulster, London, 1952
Harbison, Peter, Potterton, Homan and Sheehy, Jeanne, Irish Art and Architecture: from prehistory to the present, London, 1978
Hardy, P.D. (ed.), Twenty-one views of Belfast and its neighbourhood (reprinted with notes and an Introduction by C.E.B. Brett), Belfast, 2005
Hewitt, John, Art in Ulster 1557-1957, Belfast, 1977
Holmes, R.F.G., The Presbyterian Church in Ireland: a popular history, Dublin, 2000
Holmes, R.F.G. and Knox, R. Buick (eds), The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland 1840-1990, Coleraine, 1990
Hutchinson, Sam, Towers, Spires and Pinnacles: a history of the cathedrals and churches of the Church of Ireland, Bray, 2003
Jones, Alan and Brett, David, Toward an Architecture: Ulster, Belfast, 2007
Kerr, R.J., The Parish and Church of St George, Dublin, Dublin, 1962
Kirkpatrick, Laurence, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history, Belfast, 2006
Larmour, Paul, Belfast: An Illustrated Architectural Guide, Belfast, 1987
Larmour, Paul, The Architectural Heritage of Malone and Stranmillis, Belfast, 1991
Lewis, Samuel, Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, London, 1837
Macaulay, Ambrose, Down and Connor: a short history (date unknown, c.1990)
McParland, Public Architecture in Ireland, 1680-1760, New Haven and London, 2001
McKinstry, R., Oram, R., Weatherup, R. & Wilson, P., The Buildings of Armagh, Belfast, 1992
Murray, Raymond. Archdiocese of Armagh. Editions Du Signe, 2000.
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Kilkenny, Dublin, 2006
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Clare, Dublin, 2009
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Roscommon, Dublin, 2004
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Limerick, Dublin, 2011
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Carlow, Dublin, 2002
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of East Cork, Dublin, 2009
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of North Cork, Dublin, 2009
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of West Cork, Dublin, 2011
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of South Dublin, Dublin, 2002
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of Fingal, Dublin, 2002
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Galway, Dublin, 2011
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Kerry, Dublin, 2002
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Kildare, Dublin, 2002
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Laois, Dublin, 2002
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Leitrim, Dublin, 2004
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Longford, Dublin, 2010
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Louth, Dublin, 2008
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Meath, Dublin, 2002
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Offaly, Dublin, 2006
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Sligo, Dublin, 2007
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of Tipperary North, Dublin, 2006
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of Tipperary South, Dublin, 2007
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Waterford, Dublin, 2004, 2010
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Westmeath, Dublin, 2007
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Wexford, Dublin, 2010
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Wicklow, Dublin, 2004
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, An introduction to the architectural heritage of Limerick City, Dublin, 2008
O’Donoghue, Brendan, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944, Dublin, 2007
O’Neill, M. and Lawlor, B., Heritage trail St Mullin’s, Co. Carlow, 1996
Oram, Richard, Expressions of Faith: Ulster’s church heritage, Newtownards, 2001
Patton, Marcus, Central Belfast: a historical gazetteer, Belfast, 1993
Pierce, Richard, Coey, Alastair, and Oram, Richard Taken for granted: a celebration of 10 years of historic buildings conservation, Belfast, 1984
Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, A history of Congregations in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, 1610-1982, Belfast, 1982
Port. M.H., Six hundred new churches: a study of the Church Building Commission 1818-1856 and its buildings activities, London, 1961
Potterton, Homan, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880, Belfast, 1975
Rowan, Alistair, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster, Harmondsworth, 1979
Rowan, Alistair and Casey, Christine, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster, Harmondsworth, 1993
Sheehy, Jeanne, J.J. McCarthy and the Gothic Revival in Ireland, Belfast, 1977
Ulster Architectural Heritage Society (U.A.H.S.) Lists
Walker, Simon, Historic Ulster Churches, Belfast, 2000
Williams, Jeremy, A Companion Guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921, Dublin, 1994
Wilson, Primrose, Maintaining our Churches: a short guide, Belfast, 2004 & 2009
Yates, Nigel, The Religious Condition of Ireland, 1770-1850, Oxford, 2006

GB: Architectural and Historical

Brooks, Chris and Saint, Andrew (eds), The Victorian church: architecture and society, Manchester, 1995
Child, Mark. Discovering Church Architecture: a Glossary of Terms. Shire, 1976.
Clarke, B.F .L. Church Builders of the Nineteenth Century. David and Charles, 1969.
Clarke,B .F. L. The Building of the Eighteenth-Century Church. SPCK, 1963.
Cole, Emily (Ed.), A Concise History of Architectural Styles, London, 2003
Crook, J.M., Victorian Architecture: a visual anthology, London, 1971
Cruickshank, Dan (ed.), Sir Banister Fletcher’s A history of architecture, Oxford (20th edn), 1996
Curl, James Stevens, Victorian Architecture: its practical aspects, Newton Abbot, 1973
Curl, James Stevens, Victorian Architecture, Newton Abbot, 1990
Curl, James Stevens, The Victorian Celebration of Death, Thrupp, 2000
Curl, James Stevens, Death and Architecture, Thrupp (3rd edn), 2002
Curl, James Stevens, Victorian Churches, London, 1995
Curl, James Stevens, Victorian Architecture: diversity & invention, Reading, 2007
Cunnington, P. How old is that Church? Maiston House, 1994.
Dixon, Roger and Muthesius, Stefan, Victorian Architecture, London, 1985
English Heritage, New uses for former places of worship, London, 2010
Harvey, John. The Mediaeval Architect. Wayland, 1972.
Jenkins, Simon, England’s Thousand Best Churches, London 1999
Port. M.H., Six hundred new churches: a study of the Church Building Commission 1818-1856 and its buildings activities, London, 1961
Powell, Kenneth and de la Hay, Celia, Churches – a question of conversion, London, 1987
Taylor, Richard, How to read a church, London, 2004
Ware, Dora. A Short Dictionary of British Architects. Allen and Unwin, 1967.
Yates, Nigel, Buildings, faith and worship: the liturgical arrangement of Anglican churches, 1600-1900, Oxford, 1991
Brooke, Peter, Ulster Presbyterianism, Dublin, 1987
Byrne, A. and Frazer, M. Church, Chapel and Meeting House. Guildhall Press. 1992.
Carson, John T., The 1859 Revival in Ulster: a brief summary, Belfast, 1958, (reprinted 2009)
Cherry, Bridget (ed.), Dissent and the Gothic Revival, London, 2007
Connolly, Sean, Religion and society in nineteenth-century Ireland, Dundalk, 1985
Elliott, Marianne, The Catholics of Ulster: a history, London, 2000
Ellis, Ian, Vision and Reality, Belfast 1992
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, General Assembly: 150 years of mission and service 1840-1990, Belfast, 1990
Gillespie, Raymond and Neely, WG (eds), The laity and the Church of Ireland, 1000-2000: all sorts and conditions, Dublin, 2002
Hempton, David and Hill, Myrtle, Evangelical Protestantism in Ulster society, 1740-1890, London, 1992
Holmes, Andrew R., The shaping of Ulster Presbyterian belief and practice 1770-1840, Oxford, 2006
Holmes, Janice, Religious revivals in Britain and Ireland 1859-1905, Dublin, 2000
Holmes, R.F.G., Our Irish Presbyterian heritage, Belfast, 1985

General Issues

Crookshank, Ann O., Irish sculpture from 1600 to the present day, Dublin, 1984
Butterworth, B. and Flitz, J.  Dictionary of Building Terms.  Construction Press 1981
Calloway, Stephen:  The Elements of Style.  Octopus Publishing Group 1996
Clark, Kate: Conservation Plans in Action. English Heritage 1999.
Dymond, David. Writing a Church Guide. Church House Publishing, 1986.
Feehally, Moira. Helping the Stones to Speak: simple ways to tell visitors about your church. Society for the Interpretation of Britain's Heritage, 1984.

Maintenance Issues

Brereton,C.  The Repair of Historic Buildings; Advice on Principles and Method.  English Heritage, London 1991.
Feilden, Bernard M.  Conservation of Historic Buildings. Cornwall 1982
Historic Scotland: Scottish Conservation Handbook. 1999.
Historic Scotland: The Repair of Historic Buildings in Scotland. 1995
Mitchell, E.  Emergency Repairs to Historic Buildings.  English Heritage, London 1988
Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.  Guidelines for the Conservation of Buildings Dublin 1995
Council for the Care of Churches Information Guides: A Guide to Church Inspection and Repair, 3rd Edition. Council for the Care of Churches, 2004.
A Stitch in Time: Guidelines for the Care of Churches. Council for the Care of Churches, 2003.
Bordass, W, and Bemrose, C . Heating Your Church. Council for the Care of Churches.
Brun, R. A Guide to the Photography of Church Furnishings. Council for the Care of Churches.
The Care of Church Plate. Council for the Care of Churches.
Caroe, Alban and Martin. Stonework. Council for the Care of Churches.
Church Extensions an Adaptations. Council for the Care of Churches, 2003.
Church Floors and Floorcoverings. Council for the Care of Churches.
The Churchwarden's Year. Council for the Care of Churches, 1994.
Cocke, Thomas. The Churchyard's Handbook. Council for the Care of Churches.
The Conservation and Repair of Bells and Bellframes. Council for the Care of Churches.
Cooper, N. Wildlife in Church and Churchyard. Council for the Care of Churches.
Darby, K: Church Roofing. Council for the Care of Churches.
Fundraising for your Church Building 2003/2004. Council for the Care of Churches, 2004.
Gwynn,D . Historic Organ Conservation Council for the Care of Churches, 2003.
Handle with Prayer: A Church Cleaner's Notebook. Council for the Care of Churches.
How to look after your church. Council for the Care of Churches.
Jay, P. and Crawforth, B. Church Lighting. Council for the Care of Churches, 2003.
Kerr, J. The Repair and Maintenance of Glass in Churches. Council for the Care of Churches, 1991.
Norman, J and Berrow, J. Sounds Good: A Guide to Church Organs. Council for the Care of Churches, 2003.
Penton, J. Widening the Eye of the Needle: Access to Church Buildings for People with Disabilities. Council for the Care of Churches.
Responsible Care for Churchyards. Council for the Care of Churches.
Safe and Sound? A Guide to Church Security. Council for the Care of Churches.
Sage, A.G. Wiring of Churches. Council for the Care of Churches.
Sound Amplification in Churches. Council for the Care of Churches.
Strobl, S. and Brown, S: A Fragile Inheritance: The Care of stained glass and historic glazing. Council for the Care of Churches, 2003. I
Turret Clocks. Council for the Care of Churches.
Towards the Conservation and Restoration of Historic Organs. Council for the Care of Churches.

Building Elements:

Chimneys:

NIEA TN 42: Chimneys, Flues and Hearths
SPAB Technical Pamphlet 3: Chimneys in Old Buildings

Roofs:

British Standards B.S.402: Clay ridge tiles
British Standards B.S.4471: Battens for Slating and Tiling
British Standards B.S.5250: Control of Condensation
British Standards B.S.5268: Chemical Treatment and Fire Protection of Timber
British Standards B.S.5534: Slating and Tiling
British Standards B.S.C.P. 112: Structural Timbers
British Standards B.S.C.P. 143: Lead, Copper and Zinc
English Heritage: Lead roofs on Historic Buildings: An Advisory Note on Underside Lead Corrosion. 1997.
English Heritage: Stone Slate Roofing. 1998.
Historic Scotland Technical Advice Note 21: Scottish Slate Quarries
Lead Development Association: Lead Sheet in Buildings
The Georgian Group Guide 10: Roofs

Rainwater Goods:

British Standards: B.S. 460: Cast Iron.
British Standards: B.S. 2997: Cast Aluminium.
British Standards: B.S. 6367: Drainage of Roofs and Paved Areas.
Building Research Establishment Digest 188 and 189: Roof Drainage.
NIEA TN 44: Roof Drainage.

External Walls:

Ashurst, John and Nicola: Practical Building Conservation Vol. 1. Stone Masonry.
Ashurst, John and Nicola: Practical Building Conservation Vol. 2.  Brick, Terracotta and Earth
Ashurst, John and Nicola: Practical Building Conservation Vol. 3.  Mortars, Plasters and Renders
British Standards: B.S.6270: Part I: 1982. Cleaning and surface repair of buildings; natural stone, cast stone, and clay and calcium silicate brick masonry.
Building Research Establishment Digest 370. Control of lichens, moulds and similar growths. 1992.
Building Research Establishment Digest 177. Decay and conservation of stone. 1975.
Building Research Establishment Digest 359. Repairing brick and block masonry. 1991.
Building Research Establishment Digest 269. Selection of natural building stones. 1983.
Building Research Establishment Digest 299. Dry rot; its recognition and cure. 1985.
NIEA TN 5: Mortars.
NIEA TN 38: Cleaning Stonework.
NIEA TN 39: Stonework Repairs.
NIEA TN 45: Masonry Walls.
NIEA TN 46: Wall Finishes External
NIEA TN 52: Cleaning Masonry Buildings.
Historic Scotland Technical Advice Note 1: Preparation and Use of Lime Mortars. 1995.
Historic Scotland Technical Advice Note 9: Stone cleaning of Granite Buildings. 1997.
Historic Scotland Technical Advice Note 10: Biological Growths on Sandstone Buildings: Control and Treatment. 1998.
Historic Scotland Technical Advice Note 18: The Treatment of Graffiti on Historic Surfaces. 1999.
Historic Scotland Technical Advice Note 20: Corrosion in Masonry Clad Early Twentieth Century Steel Framed Buildings. 2000.
Historic Scotland: Cleaning of Granite Buildings. 1995.
Historic Scotland: Stone Cleaning in Scotland – Research Summary. 1992.
Historic Scotland: Stone Cleaning – A Guide for Practitioners. 1994.
Historic Scotland: The Historic Scotland International Lime Conference 1995 (Conference Proceedings).
McAfee, Patrick. Stonewalling – a guide to the building and repair of traditional stone walls in Ireland. 1997.
Purchase, W. R. Practical Masonry. Attic Books 1987.
SPAB The Good Maintenance Guide.
SPAB Maintenance Calendar  
SPAB Technical Pamphlet:  The Control of Damp in Old Buildings
SPAB Technical Pamphlet: Pointing of stone and brick walling.
SPAB, Basic Information Leaflet:  Basic Limewash.
SPAB Technical Pamphlet:  Rough-Cast for Historic Buildings
The Georgian Group Guide No.5: Render, Stucco and Plaster. 1990.

Windows:

Department of the Environment Conservation Guidelines No.3: Windows. Dublin.
English Heritage.  Framing Opinions 1: Draught Proofing. 1994.
English Heritage.  Framing Opinions 2: Door and Window Furniture. 1997.
English Heritage.  Framing Opinions 3: Metal Windows. 1997.
English Heritage.  Framing Opinions 4: Timber Sash Windows. 1997.
English Heritage.  Framing Opinions 5: Window Comparisons. 1994.
English Heritage.  Framing Opinions 7: Energy Savings. 1994.  
English Heritage. Sash Windows. Listed Building Guidance Leaflet (London Division)
NIEA TN 48: Windows and Doors.
NIEA TN 4: Conservation of Historic Glass.
NIEA TN 15: Stained Glass in Northern Ireland.
NIEA TN 54: Glazed Protection for Windows.
Historic Scotland. Technical Advice Note 3: Performance Standards for Timber Sash and Casement Windows. 1994.
O’Dwyer, Frederick.  Proportion and the Georgian Window. Conference Proceedings: The Town – Conservation in the Urban Area. Irish Georgian Society, 1995
The Georgian Group Guides No.1: Windows. 1980.

Doors:

NIEA TN 48: Windows and Doors.
The Georgian Group Guides No. 3: Doors.
The Victorian Society. Care for Victorian Houses No. 1: Doors. 1992.

Metalwork:

Ashurst, John and Nicola: Practical Building Conservation Vol.5:Metals.
British Standards: B.S. 2997: Cast Aluminium.
British Standards: B.S. 460: Cast Iron.
Department of the Environment Conservation Guidelines No.13: Ironwork. Dublin.
NIEA TN 49: Ferrous Metals.
The Georgian Group Guide No. 8: Ironwork.
The Victorian Society. Care for Victorian Houses No. 6: Cast Iron. 1994.

Paint:

NIEA TN 50: Paint.
The Georgian Group Guide No. 4: Paint Colour.
SPAB, Information Leaflet: Removing paint from old buildings.

Townscape:

Shaffrey, Patrick and Maura. Buildings of Irish Towns. Dublin 1983.
Shaffrey, Patrick and Maura. Buildings in the Irish Countryside. Dublin

Journals and Conference Papers:

Ecclesiastical and Heritage World: published quarterly.
Historic Churches: The Conservation and Repair of Ecclesiastical Buildings (Special Report), Cathedral Communications, 2001.
Ulster Historic Churches Trust Conference Papers 2001-2.
Ulster's Historic Churches: A crumbling inheritance? Ulster Historic Churches Trust Conference Papers, 1995.
Wilson E. and P. In Praise of Graveyards. Review: Journal of the Craigavon Historical Society, Vol 4 No 3, 1981-2.

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