Ref: K076

Church Lane Graveyard

 
Townland: Kilcock Parish: Kilcock
 
Denomination: Mixed Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) / Meath & Kildare (C of I)
 
Grid Ref: 288713(E), 239797(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD005-002002- Graveyard
 
Boundary Treatment: Stone wall; dressed limestone gate piers with double iron gates.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mature conifers; semi-natural grassland; overgrown with brambles and briars; lichen and moss on headstones and walls; ivy on the trees.
 
Description: The site is located in the village of Kilcock south of the modern church. The graveyard is marked on the OS 25 inch map (1897-1913). Most of the headstones are upright with several leaning. The ground level of the graveyard is higher than the path level. The boundary wall height is about 2 metres. The path is laid with gravel but is considerably overgrown. The tress and vegetation are having a negative impact on some of the gravemarkers causing them to lean and fall over.
 
Appraisal: The site is of considerable archaeological and historic interest. No remains of the church survive above the ground surface though its location can be just about discerned in the centre of the graveyard. The graveyard contains various cut-stone grave markers from the 18th-20th centuries, which are of artistic and historic interest. The earliest headstone dates to 1704.
 
Record Of Inscriptions: Recorded by: Kevin Lynch 1981
Location: Co. Kildare Online Electronic History Journal

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