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"Church with square tower of rubble masonry" is the original St Finbarre's Cathedral, Cork

"Church with square tower of rubble masonry" is the original St Finbarre's Cathedral, Cork

 
 
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A visit to the Stereo Pairs Collection today and to a country church(?) with "square tower of rubble masonry". The shot has been reduced to a single image for ease of viewing on Flickr. In the past we have been able to identify places and times by the tombstones but I am not sure the detail is there on this one. ..While we'd originally titled this with a line from Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, ("The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep"), Niall McAuley ( /photos/gnmcauley/ ) schooled us that, technically, a hamlet (almost by definition) is a settlement that doesn't have a church. Shortly afterwards, based on cues and clues that hinted at a Cork based location, and in particular a similarly titled reverse view, sissonni ( /photos/[email protected]/ ) established this as the "old" St Finbarre's Cathedral ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Fin_Barre's_Cathedral ) in Cork. As it was demolished and replaced, by William Burges ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Burges ) , from 1865, we know that this image must have been captured before then.......Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton..Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence..Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000034077 ) ..Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Certainly before 1865 (demolition/reconstruction of cathedral)..NLI Ref: STP_0582 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000563900 ) ..You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie ( http://catalogue.nli.ie )

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1870 - 1930
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