Ref: K024

St. Paul's

 
Townland: Ballysax Great Parish: Ballysax
 
Denomination: C of I Diocese: Meath & Kildare (C of I)
 
Grid Ref: 279884(E), 208007(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): B28-11 Church of Ireland Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD028-032001- Graveyard
 
Boundary Treatment: Stone wall in good condition.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mature beech trees along boundary. The grass is mown.
 
Description: The headstones are railed, kerb set, obelisks, Celtic, tables and recumbent tombs dating from the 18th to 20th century, but predominantly 19th century. There is some damage to the headstones. There is a random layout. In an elevated position. Church marked on the 6" First Edition map from 1837 and the graveyard on the 25" Second Edition map from 1897-1913.
 
Appraisal: The site is of considerable archaeological, architectural and historic interest, attesting to the long-standing ecclesiastical presence in the area. An intact 19th century former church remains on site. Features of interest on the church are its dressed granite blocks, finials and buttresses. The various cut-stone grave markers are of artistic interest and represent a high quality of craftsmanship and stone masonry.
 

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