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Graveyard Information

Dunsfort CI

County : Down

Denomination : Church of Ireland

Graveyard Name : Dunsfort CI

Civil Parish : Dunsfort

Town / Townland : Dunsfort

OS Reference : J570411

Other Information : This is the site of the pre-reformation church of Dunsford in the townland of Dunsfort about five and a half miles east of Downpatrick The baptismal register dates from 1895, marriage register from 1846 and burial register from 1884, the earlier registers having been destroyed The oldest stone in the graveyard dates from 1726 but in the church is a slab with the date 1(56 which is well preserved and is copied in memorials of the Dead, IX, 446 Also in the church is a fine anglo-norman grave slab with the lower part missing The graveyard is in very good condition and many of the older stones have been arranged round the outer wall though some inscribed fragments were probably lost, judging from the material on the dump.

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