Knock Graveyard

Stone Cross, Font and Bullaun Stone

The parish church of Knock stood on a small hill within a sub-rectangular graveyard. There is no longer any trace of this early church, but situated in the graveyard are a small high cross, a single bullaun stone and an octagonal font. The irregularly shaped sandstone cross, west face pictured left, has an imperforate ring and the head bears a carved cross and interlace on two faces. It stands 0.61 metres high and is 0.47 metres wide. The east face, pictured below left is badly worn. The cross is featured in Harbison's "The High Crosses of Ireland" To the immediate west of the cross is a square shaped bullaun stone with a single basin. The stone is almost 0.5 metres wide and the bullaun is approximately 0.25 metres in diameter. If you enter the graveyard via the old stone stile, to the left of the modern gate, you will see a large octagonal sandstone font sitting on the bank, to your left. It has a circular basin about 0.42 metres in diameter. The bottom of the panels are chamfered. If you are in the vicinity I would recommend a visit.

East face

Octagonal font

Situated: From Navan take the N51 east. Then turn left onto the R162. After 8.5 K turn right, then continue straight for 4.5 K. Turn right at the crossroads. The graveyard is 250 metres down here on the left.

Discovery Map 35. N 8701 8006. Last visit Apr 2017.

Longitude: 6° 40' 49" W

Latitude: 53° 45' 46" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey..

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