Ref: K192

Carbury Church

 
Townland: Carbury Parish: Carbury
 
Denomination: C of I Diocese: Meath & Kildare (C of I)
 
Grid Ref: 268878(E), 234610(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): B08-15 Church of Ireland Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Stone wall and hedgerow
 
Natural Heritage Details: mature trees along boundary; young trees along boundary; hedgerow along S boundary; mown grass; lichen along headstones and walls (90%).
 
Description: The graveyard is located in the grounds of Carbury Church at the E lower slopes of Carbury Hill. The church is marked on the 1st edition 1837 map as 'church', no graveyard is marked. By the time of the OS 25 inch map (1897-1913) the graveyard is shown. The headstones date from the 19th-21st centuries. The headstone types are: rounded, cross, kerbed, railed and table. The stone type is mostly limestone with the later headstones of polished granite. The church is in reasonably good repair.
 
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.
 

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