Historic Environment

St. John's Point Church

79 Point Road
BT30 7QX


028 9082 3207

Additional information

Open to the public:

Yes, entry is free (Sometimes public access is restricted due to works for example. Check before you visit)

Grid reference:
SM number:
DOW 045:013

About St. John's Point Church

This small church, of the 10th or 11th century, marks the site of an early establishment associated with Eoan (John) son of Cairland, and in medieval times it was a chapel. It is an excellent example of a small, pre-Romanesque church with a lintelled west door with sloping jambs, antae to east and west and a south window. This stone church was almost certainly preceded by a wooden church. Small-scale excavation in 1978 discovered burials under the north wall but no sign of the claimed radial arrangement of graves around the church. At the roadside, outside the enclosed area, is a holy well and bullaun stone.

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St. John's Point Church
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