W2030 : Myross graveyard - Myross Townland

taken 6 years ago, near to Myross and Carrigillihy, Cork, Ireland

Myross graveyard - Myross Townland
Myross graveyard - Myross Townland
The wall at centre left marks the burial plot of the Sheehy family with a modern collective gravestone. The plot is shown on the 19th Century 1:2500 scale map

Description: Rectangular late-medieval church (int. 14.16m E-W; int. 6.73m N-S) in N half of graveyard (CO151-024001-). West gable (missing its point) and W end of N and S walls in poor repair but E gable retains pointed top. Central E window has segmented arch over splayed embrasure with single ogee-headed light; lintelled window embrasure near E end of S wall missing light. Door missing surround but doorway covered by segmented, plank-centred vault. Blocked wall-press at S end of E wall. Two stoup and font stones lie on ground inside door. Church of Myross in repair in 1615 but in ruins by 1699 (Brady 1863, vol. 2, 536).
On top of a ridge overlooking coastline to E, roughly rectangular graveyard enclosed by stone-faced earthen bank. Many rows of low, uninscribed headstones; two chest tombs to E of church (CO151-024002-); earliest inscriptions date to 1760s. Pyramidal grave marker in SW quadrant; six gabled tombs to W of church. Still in occasional use.
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 24 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 20628 30723 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.4493N 9:8.6596W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! W 20635 30723
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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