Survey Data

Reg No

12404219


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Historical Social


Original Use

Church/chapel


Date

1815 - 1820


Coordinates

248684, 119315


Date Recorded

01/01/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Site of Board of First Fruits Church of Ireland church, built 1818. In use, 1903. Demolished, post-1903, possibly retaining overgrown foundations. Set back from road with random rubble stone boundary wall to perimeter of site having rubble stone coping, rubble stone piers, and iron gate. (ii) Graveyard to site with various cut-stone markers, post-1818-post-1903, with some having sections of iron railings to enclosures.

Appraisal

The site of a church built following sponsorship by the Board of First Fruits (fl. c.1711-1833) representing an important element of the architectural heritage of the environs of Clonmore and Turkstown on account of the status as a reminder of the once prosperous Church of Ireland community in the locality. An attendant graveyard forming an appealing, if increasingly obscure landmark in a rural setting includes a number of markers of artistic design merit displaying high quality craftsmanship.