J5951 : The steeple of the ruined Templecranny Church at Portaferry

taken 2 months ago, near to Portaferry, Northern Ireland

The steeple of the ruined Templecranny Church at Portaferry
The steeple of the ruined Templecranny Church at Portaferry
This round shaped enclosure, typical of religious settlements in the Celtic countries, was the site of a medieval church. In the post reformation period the church was taken over by Presbyterian settlers and many of the surviving tombstones in the graveyard record the burial sites of Scottish planters. In 1662 the church was sequestrated by the Anglicans and remained their place of worship until a new parish church, St James, Ballyphilip, was built across the road in the 1780s.

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Date Taken
Friday, 11 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 594 511 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:23.0145N 5:32.8232W
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Irish: geotagged! J 594 510
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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