Survey Data

Reg No

11822020


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic, Historical, Social


Original Use

Graveyard/cemetery


In Use As

Graveyard/cemetery


Date

1740 - 2000


Coordinates

280026, 195759


Date Recorded

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Date Updated

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Description

Quaker burial ground with various cut-stone grave markers, c.1745-present. Rubble stone boundary wall, c.1745, to site with square-headed pedestrian gateway. Gateway, c.1745, to north comprising pair of cut-stone monolithic piers with wrought iron double gates.

Appraisal

This burial ground, which is well maintained and still in use, is of considerable social interest, opened for the internment of deceased members of the Quaker village of Ballitore. Of historical interest, the burial ground represents the continued expansion of the Quaker community in the mid eighteenth century. The burial ground reflects the modest ethos of the Quaker religion, with plain cut-stone grave markers distributed in a simple arrangement. The gateway to north is an attractive, if subtle, feature on the side of the road, comprising simple monolithic piers and containing double gates that are a fine example of simple early wrought iron work.