Ref: K107

Hortland Graveyard

 
Townland: Hortland Parish: Kilcock (Scullogestown)
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Dublin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 281255(E), 236627(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD004-018003 - graveyard
 
Boundary Treatment: post and wire fence.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mature trees along boundary; young trees along boundary; semi-natural grassland; overgrown with brambles in places; lichen on headstones.
 
Description: The graveyard is located in the original demesne of Hortland House in a crop field. The site is marked on the OS map of 1837. The majority of the headstones are upstanding with several leaning and broken. The graveyard is located on a mound with a ditch on the inside in the SW quadrant. The ground is very uneven underfoot, possibly indicating further burials or grave markers underneath. There is a gate into the graveyard and a concrete path that runs for about 11m. The site is neglected with the result that some of the headstones are being impacted by the heavy growth.
 
Appraisal: The site is of archaeological and historic interest. The graveyard is enclosed by a fosse and bank (modern). No visible trace of the church survives. 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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