Ref: K072

Oldcarton Graveyard

Townland: Oldcarton Parish: Laraghbryan
Denomination: Mixed Diocese: Dublin (RC) / Dublin & Glendalough (C of I)
Grid Ref: 296643(E), 239333(N) Status: Closed
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD006-007002- Graveyard
Boundary Treatment: Rubble stone wall in poor condition. It is intact, but overgrown. There is also a shallow ditch on the inside of the southern wall. The wall is approximately 1m high and has 'Soldier' coping.
Natural Heritage Details: Pine and cypress trees, and vegetation throughout, disturbing the boundary and headstones. Lichens cover about 50% of the headstones.
Description: Rural, surrounded by Leinster stud's pasture fields and behind the farmhouse. Most the headstones are upright, but a couple are flat, and most kerb settings are broken. 18th to 20th century. Level ground surface, but the chest tomb is on a low mound. The gate in the western corner is off its hinges. On the 6" First Edition map from 1837.
Appraisal: The site is of archaeological historic interest. Very little of the original church survives with only the E gable wall upstanding in the E end of the graveyard. The graveyard contains various cut-stone grave markers from the 18th-20th centuries, which are of artistic and historic interest. Features of note are a large limestone and marble chest tomb.
Record Of Inscriptions: Recorded by: Henry Flynn
Location: Co. Kildare Online Electronic History Journal

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