Here Lyeth. The 18th-century headstones of Wicklow

 

 

Christiaan Corlett

Published in 2015, Hardback, 116pp, illustrated

Published by Wicklow County Council

This book explores the small number of stone cutters who were responsible for the majority of 18th century headstones that can be found throughout the graveyards of County Wicklow. For most people these headstones are generally an important source of genealogical information. However, what is less well-known is just ow important many of these headstones are from an art historical perspective. This books examines the evolution of headstones in the county during the 18th century and explores the religious carvings that developed during this period, as well as some of the social issues that they reflect.

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