Ref: K114

Gormanstown

 
Townland: Gormanstown Parish: Kilcullen
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Dublin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 285210(E), 205286(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD028-057 - graveyard
 
Boundary Treatment: Stone wall with 'Soldier' coping and is about 1.5m in height. The wall is in good repair. There is a single iron gate entrance located on the NE side.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Several young conifers; semi-natural grassland; wild flowers; lichen on walls and headstones; ivy on walls in places; Some herbicide has been used around some of the headstones.
 
Description: The graveyard is located in a gently sloping pasture field. The graveyard is approximately circular in plan. The site is overgrown and neglected with many of the headstone covered. The headstones date form the 19th and 20th centuries and are of type: rounded, railed, recumbent and kerb. The ground is very uneven underfoot with no discernable path.
 
Appraisal: The site is of archaeological and historic interest. No visible trace of any structures are on site. The graveyard contains various cut-stone grave markers from the 18th-20th centuries, which are of artistic and historic interest. Features of note are a random coursed limestone boundary wall with wrought iron gate.
 

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