Ref: K183

St Patrick's Cemetery

Townland: Boycetown Parish: Kilcock
Denomination: C of I Diocese: Meath & Kildare (C of I)
Grid Ref: 287530(E), 240282(N) Status: Closed
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): Ref. B05-08 Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
Boundary Treatment: Stone wall and hedgerow.
Natural Heritage Details: Mature conifers; hedgerow around boundary; strimmed/mown grass; moss and lichen on headstones and church.
Description: A small graveyard located in the grounds of the former St Patrick's 19th century church (converted to a private residence). The headstones date from the 19-20 centuries. The headstone types are Celtic style, kerbed, rounded and stone crosses. The predominant material used was limestone. The larger and newer St Joseph's Cemetery is located adjacent to this site to the west.
Appraisal: A 19th century graveyard which contains various cut-stone grave markers of marble, limestone 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.
Record Of Inscriptions: Recorded by: S. Cullen. 1994
Location: Co. Kildare Online Electronic History Journal (to be published)

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