Ref: K111

Mylerstown Church

 
Townland: Mylerstown Parish: Carbury and Dunforth (Mylerstown)
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 270361(E), 237230(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD003-011001 - graveyard
 
Boundary Treatment: Stone wall
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mature conifer in SW area of graveyard; Two young trees at W boundary; semi-natural grassland; overgrown with brambles in places; mown grass; lichen on walls and headstones throughout; ivy on walls and headstones (25%).
 
Description: The graveyard is located in pasture fields along a local road. The graveyard is marked on the 1st edition OS map of 1837 as 'Mylerstown Church and Graveyard'. The headstones date from the 19th-20th centuries. There is a graveslab which dates to the 17th century. Headstones types are: Celtic style, rounded, kerbed. The headstones are predominantly of limestone. The graveyard surface is uneven and the ground is higher than the surrounding ground outside of the graveyard.
 
Appraisal: The site is of archaeological, architectural and historic interest, attesting to the long-standing ecclesiastical presence in the area. The remains of the medieval parish church of Mylerstown is poorly preserved with only the foundations barely visible. 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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