Desertmartin Desertlyn Old
‘Díseart Uí Fhloinn’
Early Christian to modern period. Scheduled. Gravestones present.
This church ruin is rectangular, 19.6m x 7.6m, with the outline traceable as a wall stump & high walling preserved at the W end of the S wall & the S part of the E wall. The wall is composed largely of medium sized rubble with sandstone pinnings. It is set within a walled graveyard with numerous headstones & graveslabs. The church wall is 1.1m thick & survives to a max. of 3m high. The interior of the church is lower than the exterior, particularly at N. Overall, the ruin looks to be C17th. An AP showed up what looked like a bank & ditch enclosing the church, but there are no traces of this on the ground & it may be explained by the bluff forming the edge of the river flood plain where a steep drop exists.
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Council: Magherafelt District Council
County Co. Derry/Londonderry