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Graveyard Information

Ballyhalbert CI

County : Down

Denomination : Church of Ireland

Graveyard Name : Ballyhalbert CI

Civil Parish : Ballyhalbert

Town / Townland : Ballyesborough

OS Reference : J646618

Other Information : This is at a road junction 1 mile south of Ballyhalbert village and 3 miles east of Kircubbin It is in the townland of Ballyesborough and parish of Ballyhalbert The old church and graveyard of Ballyhalbert is in the village but with the settlement of the Ards by Scots and the establishment of Presbyterian congregations the parish churches fell into disuse In the nineteenth century the numbers supporting the established church grew and a new church for Ballyhalbert was built in 1850 The church registers date from this period and the oldest date of death recorded in the graveyard is 1854 The main graveyard is in good order with nineteenth century stones on all sides of the church There is a modern extension to the north-east All stones recording deaths before 1900 have been included.

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