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Killiney History | January 18, 2022

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Saint George’s

Saint George’s
AddressSaint George's Avenue
Year Built1882
ArchitectGeorge Ashlin
Exists todayYes
On 1888 mapYes
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2021 | author

Description by Peter Pearson

Peter Pearson ‘Between the Mountains and the Sea‘ (1998), p. 74

St. George’s was designed and built by George Ashlin, the noted architect. His wife was the granddaughter of  Augustus Welby Pugin, a devoted admirer of the Gothic. It is no surprise that St George’s, built in 1882, is something of a Victorian Gothic extravaganza, built in red brick with its steep and varied tiled roofs, conical tower, Gothic fireplaces and a small, panelled chapel. The walls were once decorated with William Morris wallpapers. There is still a remarkable collection of stained glass, executed by Edward Frampton, to be seen throughout the house. The windows represent the architect and his wife in prayer, as well as St George, St Dorothea and various subjects such as music, poetry, architecture and painting. There is also an excellent stone carving of St George and the dragon over the front door. The staircase landing is ornamented with corbels which are painted with coats of arms.