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Graveyard Information

Rademan NSP

County : Down

Denomination : Non-Subscribing Presbyterian

Graveyard Name : Rademan NSP

Civil Parish : Kilmore

Town / Townland : Rademan

OS Reference : J423531

Other Information : This is in a secluded corner a quarter of a mile north of the road joining Crossgar and Ballynahinch It is in the townland of Rademan and parish of Kilmore The first meeting house on the site was built in 1713 and rebuilt in 1723 The present building was erected in 1787 and renovated in 1954 The congregation divided after the death of the Rev Arthur Neilson in 1831 leaving the old site with the nonsubscribers Over the front door is a tablet inscribed:-"This house was built in the year of Our Lord 1787 which was the 21st year of the Rev Moses Nelson's ministry in this place" The graveyard surrounds the church and is very uneven with stones dating back to 1756 All stones with dates of death before 1865 have been copied Some had been copied previously in Memorials of the Dead, Vol IX, but as usual with inaccuracies, and omitting some of the oldest stones There is one modern vault behind the church and two sunken structures in front.


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