The current replaced a previous St Patrick’s Church built between 1810 and 1812. The new and current church was built in the Gothic Revival Church and erected in the mid-1870s.
It features a gable rose window, red sandstone with limestone banding and was designed by Timothy Hevey.
Noted commentator on Belfast architecture, C.E.B. Brett noted that ‘St Patricks is an effective and evocative Romanesque Pile of crumbling red sandstone…generally rather pyramidal in effect’.
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 C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast, 1700-1914 Revised Edition (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1985), p.50.