Ref: K219

Holy Cross Cemetery

 
Townland: Newtown Parish: Suncroft
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 276103(E), 206672(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Concrete walls
 
Natural Heritage Details: Several young trees and shrubs; Mown grass; some lichen on headstones.
 
Description: Located just outside of Suncroft village on the S side. This cemetery is a modern and currently used for the local parish. The headstones date to the middle of the 20th century onwards. Headstone types are Celtic style and rounded type. There is an extension of the graveyard to the N of the original one.
 
Appraisal: A late 20th 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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