Ref: K142

Cadamstown Children's Burial Ground

 
Townland: Cadamstown Parish: Balyna
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 271472(E), 239144(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD003-015001 - children's burial ground
 
Boundary Treatment: Earthen bank
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mature trees in NW corner; semi-natural grassland throughout; lichen on wall and headstones throughout
 
Description: The burial ground is located in pastureland adjacent to a farmhouse. A small rectangular shaped area is marked on the OS 1837 map but it is not named as a burial ground. The later OS 25 inch map (1897-1913) names the site as 'Children's Burial Ground' and 'Base of Cross'. The ground on the site is very uneven and there is mound in the centre with a low earthen bank. There are no grave markers or internal paths. There is a holy water stoop on the site
 
Appraisal: The site is of archaeological interest. Children's burial ground with no grave markers. Overgrown.
 

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