Ref: K181

St Joseph's Cemetery

 
Townland: Gormanstown Parish: Kilcullen
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Dublin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 285929(E), 204788(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): Ref. B29-13 (Catholic church) Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Concrete rendered wall with iron railings on the roadside. Granite gate piers with double iron gates. All other sides are concrete block walls.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mown grass; some lichen and moss on headstones
 
Description: A 19th century graveyard on church grounds located at Gormanstown Cross Roads. The burials are laid out on all sides of the 19th century church. An extension has been made to the graveyard to the SE. The paths within the graveyard are concrete. The headstone types are: Celtic, rounded, kerb and railing. They are mostly of limestone with a number of older ones of granite. There are 8 recent burials in the new section. There is an mass altar in the new section.
 
Appraisal: A 19th century graveyard which contains various cut-stone grave markers of marble, limestone, granite and polished granite. The styles are kerbed, obelisk, table, railed and rectangular shaped headstones, which are of some local social, artistic and local historic interest.
 

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