Ref: K140

Kilmacredock Upper Church

 
Townland: Kilmacredock Upper Parish: Kilmacredock
 
Denomination: Mixed Diocese: Dublin (RC) / Dublin & Glendalough (C of I)
 
Grid Ref: 297303(E), 235799(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): B11-06 Kilmacredock Church Ruins Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD011-002004- Graveyard possible
 
Boundary Treatment: Wooden fence approximately 1m high.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Evergreen trees and vegetation throughout disturbing the structure. Lichens cover 80-90% of the walls and ivy 10-20%.
 
Description: The site is in a rural location and surrounded by the stud farms pasture fields. Level ground surface, but surrounded by a ditch and low earthen bank with a possible entrance in the south-west. The church is in a middle of a field on the 6" First Edition map from 1837, but it is marked as in ruins on the 25" Second Edition map from 1897-1913.
 
Appraisal: The site is of archaeological, architectural and historic interest. A simple structure with undressed quoins with a small belfry. Other features of note is the family vault of the Bellingham family below the present structure.
 
Record Of Inscriptions: Recorded by: "The Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead, in Ireland"
Location: Irish Family Research

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