Ref: K029

Raheenagoorlock

 
Townland: Ballyhade Parish: Castledermot
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 277582(E), 180561(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): B40-02 (graveyard) Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD040-032 - graveyard
 
Boundary Treatment: Granite wall with coping along road, measuring about 0.5m in height. The remainder of the boundary is hedgerow
 
Natural Heritage Details: Grass cover on ground; lichen on headstones; hedgerow made up of non-native plants; there is a single whitethorn within the burial ground
 
Description: A small graveyard and recorded monument, measuring about 8m by 12m. Located on roadside. It is entered by a small iron gate (modern) which is supported by concrete block piers set on top of granite wall. There are only four definite headstones which appear to date from 18th century. The burial ground is well maintained. The burial ground is set within crop growing and fallow fields.
 
Appraisal: The site is of some archaeological and historic interest. The site is very small and no church remains survive. The number of headstones are less than 10, dating from the 19th century. Features of note are the low lying granite wall along the roadside and a simple iron gate with cross.
 

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