Ref: K187

St Wolstan's Christchurch

Townland: Castletown Parish: Celbridge
Denomination: C of I Diocese: Dublin & Glendalough (C of I)
Grid Ref: 297531(E), 233326(N) Status: Open
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
Boundary Treatment: Stone wall and iron railings
Natural Heritage Details: Mature conifers mostly in NE corner; overgrown with brambles in in E part of site; lichen on walls and headstones; some ivy growth on boundary walls.
Description: Located in the village of Celbridge, the graveyard is located in the grounds of the a 19th century church. The church is marked on the OS six inch map of 1837. No graveyard is named. A gravel path leads up to the church and around it to a gate in the E wall. There is another gate in the SW corner. There are six headstones within the graveyard. The headstones date to the 19th-20th centuries. The headstone types are Celtic style, kerb and rounded. The grave markers are all located in a short row. Those interred were notables of the community: barons, general's sons etc.
Appraisal: A 19th century graveyard which contains various cut-stone grave markers of limestone. The styles are kerbed, celtic styled and rectangular shaped headstones, which are of some local social, artistic and local historic interest.
Record Of Inscriptions: Recorded by: Unknown
Location: Co. Kildare Online Electronic History Journal (to be published)

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