ME02629 - TOWNPARKS NORTH - Graveyard

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Situated at the crest of a S-facing slope with a WNW-ESE section of the River Boyne c. 250m to the S. St Patrick’s medieval parish church (ME036-048012-) is within a rectangular graveyard (dims c. 70m E-W; c. 50m N-S) defined by masonry walls, and Dopping (1682-5) records the graveyard as enclosed by a stone wall at that time (Ellison 1972, 8). Its headstones date from c. 1750-2010. Archaeological monitoring (05E0537) of development works immediately to the E recorded the inhumed remains of 31 individuals that were laid supine W-E with the heads at W (Kiernan 2005, 2010). These would be part of the graveyard. Archaeological testing (10E0239) immediately S of the graveyard produced no related material or medieval stratigraphy (Sweetman 2013). Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 16 February, 2015 Amended: 9 July, 2019

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
TOWNPARKS NORTH, Meath
GPS:
53.5585, -6.79003
SMRS:
ME036-048051-
what3words:
regarding.lazily.rooster

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