Survey Data

Reg No

20513141


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Historical Social


Original Use

Graveyard/cemetery


In Use As

Graveyard/cemetery


Date

1710 - 1750


Coordinates

167443, 71888


Date Recorded

07/07/1997


Date Updated

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Description

Graveyard with interments from, c.1730, formerly associated with a former Huguenot Church to the east.

Appraisal

This Huguenot cemetery is a significant contributor to the architectural heritage of the city as it is an interesting physical reminder of the religious diversity of the city in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Many Huguenots left France during the period from 1690 to 1720, due to religious persecution, and a Huguenot quarter was established in this part of the Cork city. The cemetery was related to a former Huguenot church which was located on the appropriately named French Church Street.