Ref: K196

Staplestown Cemetery

 
Townland: Staplestown Parish: Ballynafagh
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 281865(E), 231674(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Rubble stone wall in fair condition. Intact, but a bit overgrown. It's approximately 1m high with crenelations.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Cypress trees along the boundary and on both sides of the path in the middle. There is also a hedgerow along the north boundary. The grass is regularly mown. There are pigeons in the trees.
 
Description: In the rural village of Staplestown. All the headstones are upright, dating from the 19th to 21st century. The ground surface is level, but there is a low earthen bank in front of the back south wall. There are tarmac paths. There is a crucifixion scene at the back wall, in the middle. There are two unlocked gates in the north wall.
 
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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