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Graveyard Information

Loughaghery Pres

County : Down

Denomination : Presbyterian

Graveyard Name : Loughaghery Pres

Civil Parish : Annahilt

Town / Townland : Cargygray

OS Reference : J302551

Other Information : OS 22 Grid Ref 302551. This is in the townland of Cargygray 4n the parish of Annahilt, half a mile south of the Hillsborough-Ballynahinch road at a junction of minor roads The first meeting house in Loughaghary was built in 1755 near Lough Aghery and a new one on the present site c 1775 It was later replaced by the present building The oldest date of death on any gravestone is 1807 and all stones with dates before 1900 have been copied The baptismal register dates from 1801 and the marriage register from 1830 The graveyard is on all sides of the church, sloping down to a river at the bottom of the hill There is an old gate and bank dividing off the lowest part In this area below the church there are 2 vaults, one without inscription and roofless and the other with its inscribed headstone, smashed and the graves inside vandalised The upper part of the graveyard is rough and the highest enclosure almost inaccessible.

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