Ref: K020

Herbertstown

 
Townland: Herbertstown Parish: Newbridge (Greatconnell)
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 285079(E), 214143(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD023-018001
 
Boundary Treatment: Modern wooden fence, 1.5m high approx.
 
Natural Heritage Details: 5-10 mature and 10-20 young trees dispersed throughout; full coverage by semi-natural grassland (90%) and weeds (10%); brambles dispersed throughout; ivy on church ruin.
 
Description: K020 is located in a wooded area in rural setting. It is marked on both the 1sr edition OS 6" map and the 1897-1913 OS 252 map. The church is already described as being in ruins on the former map. The ruin of small church/chapel (9x5m approx.) stands in the centre of the enclosure. There are no visible gravestones, nor are any discernable by feel through the weeds. There are no paths within the enclosure and the ground surface is uneven and overgrown. The boundary is modern. The site is accessed through an no gated gap in the fence on the east side.
 
Appraisal: The site is of some archaeological, architectural and historic interest, attesting to the long-standing ecclesiastical presence in the area Poor condition. The boundary is in excellent condition, but it is modern. The church ruin is very overgrown, but is upstanding on all four sides. The ground surface is uneven and overgrown. There are no visible gravestones throughout the graveyard..
 

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