Ref: K200

Straffan Church of Ireland

 
Townland: Straffan Parish: Straffan
 
Denomination: C of I Diocese: Dublin & Glendalough (C of I)
 
Grid Ref: 292676(E), 229828(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): B14-20 Church of Ireland Church Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Rubble stone wall in good condition. It is intact, but overgrown in places. It is approximately 1m high with 'Cow and Calf' coping. There are railings at the gate. The wall is totally overgrown on the west side.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Birch trees etc. throughout. The grass is mown regularly. There is ivy covering about 25% of the walls. Herbicide is used around the headstones.
 
Description: In the rural village of Straffan. All the headstones are upright. The ground surface is level. There is a roughly laid gravel path from the gate around the church. The gate is locked and is in the east corner. The church is on the 6" First Edition map from 1837 and the graveyard is on the 25" Second Edition map from 1897-1913.
 
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. Features of note are the protected church, iron gate and gate piers.
 

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