St Andrew's Church, Dublin (Church of Ireland)
|St. Andrew's Church|
|Country||Republic of Ireland|
|Denomination||Church of Ireland|
The original St Andrew's Church was located on present-day Dame Street, but disappeared during Oliver Cromwell's reign in the mid-17th century. A new church was built in 1665 a little further away from the city walls, on an old bowling-green close to the Thingmote, the old assembly-place of the Norse rulers of the city. Due to its shape, it was commonly known as the "Round Church". Local landlords of the time, Lord Anglesey (after whom Anglesey Street is named) and Sir John Temple (after whose family Temple Bar is named) were churchwardens. The architect was William Dodson. The neighbouring houses were located in that part of the Dublin Corporation estate known as "the Whole Land of Tib and Tom".
The church was rebuilt in 1793, but burnt down in 1860, when the present building was constructed.
Vanessa, former pupil of Jonathan Swift, was buried in St. Andrew's Church in June 1723.
- Alderman Thomas Pleasants, father of Thomas Pleasants the developer and philanthropist, was buried in the church-yard of this church in 1729.
References and sources
- Gilbert, John (1854). A History of the City of Dublin. Oxford: Oxford University.
- George Newenham Wright An Historical Guide to the City of Dublin
- Craig, Maurice (1969). Dublin: 1660-1860. Dublin: Allen Figgis.
- Usher, Robin (2008). 'Reading Architecture: St. Andrew's Church, Dublin, 1670-1990', Visual Resources, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 119–32.