|Drumachose Presbyterian Churchyard|
Also known as: Drumachose Parish Churchyard, Limavady, Drumachose Presbyterian Churchyard
County Londonderry Northern Ireland
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Limavady is a market town approximately half way between Coleraine & Londonderry/Derry.Limavady is also an historic town. St Columba travelled from Iona to Limavady in 575 AD to attend the Synod of Drumceatt.This was held at Mullagh Hill, now part of the Golf Course attached to the Radisson Hotel.
Drumachose is a Parish and one can trace the origins of the congregation to the year 1655 when Thomas Fulton came from Ayrshire in Scotland to be Commonwealth Minister.
The Church in those early days was situated on the site of the present Tesco supermarket.
In 1743 a theological dispute resulted in the majority of members moving from the site to where the present church now stands. This Church was built in the shape of a Greek cross and the four aisles are named after the townlands to which they point.......
Newton, Drumachose, Aghanloo and Balteagh
Over the years a number of renovations have taken place but this unusual design identifies Drumachose as a church of considerable architectural interest. The church is also known as Drumachose Parish Church.
The graveyard register can be accessed here…….
(text by Geoffrey Gillon)
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