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Ballee CI

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County : Down

Denomination : Church of Ireland

Graveyard Name : Ballee CI

Civil Parish : Ballee

Town / Townland : Church Ballee

OS Reference : J532411

Other Information : This is on a minor road half a mile east of the Downpatrick-Ardglass road, in the townland of Church Ballee The parish is mentioned in the Taxation of Pope Nicholas (1306) and the present church was built in 1740 (Lewis) on the site of the earlier church The oldest date of death recorded on a stone is 1679 All former registers survive, baptisms from 1792, marriages from 1807 and burials from 1816 Two inscriptions are recorded in Memorials of the Dead, IV, 219 The graveyard Is in very good condition, having been levelled and cleared in recent years Some of the stones have been set up against the south wall The graveyard has 4 of the large vaults characteristic of Lecale.

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