Description

GLEN TEMPLE INTRO

SMR No.: WI023-020----

Monument Type: Church

Situated on a shelf above the S shore of the Upper Lake, surrounded by steep cliffs and only approachable by boat. The most westerly of the churches at Glendalough it was partly reconstructed in the 12th century. A small single-celled rectangular structure with a twin-light window in the E gable (similar to St Saviour's) and a doorway with inclined granite jambs at the W which originally had a flat lintel. Two fragmentary Latin crosses and several plain graveslabs are located near the church. To the W is an associated platform where evidence of wattle huts connected by paved paths was found in an excavation conducted by Francoise Henri in 1956-8. The huts were apparently destroyed by an avalanche of slabs and a wooden house resting on a base of stones was subsequently built which had finds dating from the late 12th to the late 14th or 15th century. A charcoal layer was noted here and other charcoal-burning platforms have since been identified in this area. 

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Perspective view 1 of Temple na Skellig, Glendalough Perspective view 2 of Temple na Skellig, Glendalough Perspective view 3 of Temple na Skellig, Glendalough Perspective view 4 of Temple na Skellig, Glendalough Elevation view 1 of Temple na Skellig, Glendalough Elevation view 2 of Temple na Skellig, Glendalough Plan view of Temple na Skellig, Glendalough

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3D Model 1

Sampled 3D point cloud model (less than 1% of total data) of Temple na Skellig, Glendalough

3D Model 2

Location

Licensing

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Technical Details

3D Capture Method: Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS)

3D Capture Description: Phase based terrestrial laser scanning using a Faro Focus 120 laser scanner. The instrument quotes the following specification:

  • Distance accuracy up to ±2mm.
  • Range from 0.6m up to 120m.
  • Measurement rate up to 976,000 points/sec.
  • Intensity & RGB. Integrated colour camera.
  • Photorealistic 3D colour scans with up to 70 megapixels.
  • Parallax-free colour overlay.

Laser scans geo-referenced using RTK GPS with VRSnow corrections

Data Processing Software

Processing of point cloud data: Faro Scene & Pointools
Meshing of data: Geomagic Studio 2012
3D Modelling & Texturing: Autodesk Mudbox, Mari, 3D Studio Max

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