Medieval Ecclesiastical Buildings in the Seventeenth Century:
examining the material fabric of cathedrals and parish churches during the long seventeenth century, focusing on the diocese of Ossory.
Strand leader: Olivia Horsfall Turner
The study will analyse the impact of the changing political and religious regimes during the seventeenth century on the condition of medieval ecclesiastical buildings, including: the state of ecclesiastical edifices at the beginning of the seventeenth century; the impact of Cromwellian attacks and policies; revival under the Confederacy; the impact of the Restoration; and the legacy of the Williamite period.
Conferences Sessions and Seminars
13th July, 2010: 'Reconstructions of the Gothic Past' , Themed Session, International Medieval Conference, Leeds
Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner, ' The Cure of Buildings: Medieval Churches in the Hands of Seventeenth-Century Church of Ireland Congregations'
18th June 2009: 'Reconstructions of the Gothic Past Roundtable'
Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner, 'The Fortunes ans Fragmentation of Fertagh: Medieval Parish Churches in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- Century Ossory'
Other papers presented
- O. Horsfall Turner, '"Scarce one church standing": The re-use of medieval churches in seventeenth- and eighteenth- century Ireland', 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Architectural Historians, Chicago, May 2010