Ref: K089

Feighcullen

 
Townland: Feighcullen Parish: Feighcullen
 
Denomination: C of I Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 272792(E), 220874(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): B11-22, B17-07 Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD017-009005
 
Boundary Treatment: Modern wood and wire fences.
 
Natural Heritage Details: 10-20 mature and 10-20 young trees dispersed throughout; full coverage by semi-natural grassland except paths; brambles dispersed throughout; lichens visible on 95% of gravestones; ivy on mature trees and dispersed throughout the enclosure.
 
Description: K089 is located in a rural setting. It is marked on both the 1st edition OS 6" map and the 1897-1913 OS 25" map. It is accessed from the west via a gravel driveway from a local road. The centre of the enclosure is dominated by a disused, but fully upstanding 19th century church. Burials are located east, west and south of the church , but no gravestones are visible north of it. The ground surface off the path is uneven and very overgrown. Visible gravestones date from 18th-20th century.
 
Appraisal: The site is of considerable archaeological and historic interest, attesting to the long-standing ecclesiastical presence in the area. There is no trace of the church surviving. This was site was also the location of an earlier church which may have been pre-Norman. Features of note are traces of a field system which may have formed an early ecclesiastical enclosure. In addition, the graveyard contains various cut-stone grave markers from the 18th-20th centuries, which are of artistic and historic interest.
 

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