The Steeple of the Abbey of Augustines at Trim - Commonly called the Yellow Steeple - Co.y Meath
A:C: delin 15th. May 1785 ; Pinxt. 21st May
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
View of the tower known as The Yellow Steeple, the only surviving portion of the abbey of the Augustinian Canons at Trim, County Meath, Ireland. A door and several windows are shown including the seven string courses scattered irregularly throughout its height of 125 feet
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
|Published / Created:||
21st May, 1785
From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I
Title inscribed in ink l.c.
Inscribed in pencil on facing page probably by Austin Damer Cooper: The Yellow Steeple (the tower of St Mary's Abbey 125 feet high was built about 1370; and is stated to be the most lofty existing in Ireland. There is a tradition that Cromwell battered down a portion of this tower, and there is scarcely a ruin along the Boyne from this to Drogheda which is not said to bear evidence of his cannon. A cloictheach or round tower formerly existed at Trim, the burning of which by Conor O'Melaghlin, in 1108, and by Conor Feargal O'Lochlinn in 1127, is mentioned in several Irish annals
No watermark visible
Physical description: 1 drawing image 18.2 x 26.6 cm.
Citations/References: Irish Churches and Monastic Buildings Vol. II / H.G. Leask. - Dundalk, 1960 page 153
Attributed to Austin Cooper
|Call Number||View in||Collection|
|Coo 2122 TX (1) 83||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|