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Dromara CI

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County : Down

Denomination : Church of Ireland

Graveyard Name : Dromara CI

Civil Parish : Dromara

Town / Townland : Dromara

OS Reference : J287499

Other Information : The parish church and graveyard of Dromara are in the townland of the same name on the western edge of the town It is in fact on the Banbridge road on the other side of the Lagan from the town-centre Over the west door which leads into a porch under the tower is the inscription "Restructa AD MDCCCXI T Percy D D Eps H E Boyd AM Preb" The graveyard slopes steeply, though the parts near the church have been somewhat levelled recently with destruction or removal of some stones in the process The graveyard was used by all denominations, Catholics burying mainly to the south of the church There is one anonymous vault to the south and a large anonymous enclosure to the north-west which belonged to the Black family of Woodford All gravestones prior to 1900 have been copied and one memorial tablet inside the church The oldest complete stone (Baxter) dates from 1713, but another has "BT 1679" with no clue as to the surname Copies of some of the inscriptions appear in Memorials of the Dead, VIII, 5 16 and Xll, 3 73.

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