Ref: K226

St John's

 
Townland: Yellowbogcommon Parish: Union of Parishes of Newbridge
 
Denomination: C of I Diocese: Meath & Kildare (C of I)
 
Grid Ref: 284201(E), 207348(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Stone wall
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mature beech and yew trees throughout; mown grass; lichen on walls and headstones throughout.
 
Description: The church is located at a cross roads surrounded by pastureland. The church and graveyard are situated on slightly elevated ground. The site is marked on the 1st edition OS map of 1837. The headstones are located on all four sides of the church. The headstones date from the 19th-21st centuries. The headstone types are: rounded, kerbed, railed, chained and table. The older headstones are located on the N side of the church. There are several paths throughout the graveyard which are well maintained.
 
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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