Ref: K087

Kildangan

 
Townland: Kildangan Parish: Monasterevin
 
Denomination: Mixed Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) / Meath & Kildare (C of I)
 
Grid Ref: 267459(E), 206298(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD027-017001 - graveyard
 
Boundary Treatment: Stone wall; hedge
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mature trees in boundary wall; younger trees on small rise in middle of graveyard; hedgerow along boundary wall, well kept' Overgrown with brambles/briars in middle of site; mown grass; lichen on headstones; ivy on rectangular structure in NE corner of site
 
Description: This is a recorded monument (church and graveyard) located within the grounds of Kildangan Stud. The range of headstones date from the 18th century onwards. The headstones types are: rounded and railed. Some of the railing graves appear to have been conserved recently. The ground rises in the middle of the site where there is a grown out bush/tree. To the NW side of the site there is a heap of broken grave markers and masonry. The graveyard contains a rectangular structure (walls 1.5m in height), with a pedestrian gate, no roof.
 
Appraisal: The site is of archaeological, historic interest. The graveyard is rectangular-shaped and enclosed by farm buildings. No visible trace of church survives above grounds. The graveyard contains various cut-stone grave markers from the 18th-20th centuries, which are of artistic and historic interest.
 
Record Of Inscriptions: Recorded by: "The Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead, in Ireland"
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