Ref: K208

Greatconnell Church

 
Townland: Greatconnell Parish: Newbridge (Greatconnell)
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 281924(E), 214216(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Rough coursed stone wall, 1-1.5m high approx.
 
Natural Heritage Details: 100+trees dispersed throughout; brambles dispersed throughout; lichens visible on all headstones; ivy on ground surface, trees, gravestones and boundaries.
 
Description: The site is located in a wooded rural area to the west of a local road. The graveyard and associated church are marked on both the 1st edition OS 6" map and the 1897-1913 OS 25" map. There is a locked gate in the SE corner of the boundary wall. The enclosed area is very overgrown and the ground surface is uneven. Ivy and other weeds cover most of the ground surface. There are remains of a path leading from the gate to the church which is just south of centre of the enclosure. The area around the church is too overgrown to take even a rough measurement, but it is probably 13x7m approx. The east side of the enclosure is the least overgrown, but it is still in poor condition. Most gravestones are 19th and 20th century.
 
Appraisal: A 19th century graveyard which contains various cut-stone grave markers of marble and limestone . 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: "The Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead, in Ireland"
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