Farburren Eccliastical Enclosure

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Heritage

This large enclosure is in a partly wooded area close to Prospect House. The enclosing earthen bank is stone-faced at intervals, with a flat ledge outside the bank on the North West to North East sector.

The interior contains a circular stone enclosure and the low foundations of an early Christian church, located within a slightly elevated ancient burial area. Graves are marked by stones or simple grave markers. Close to the church is a bullaun stone (used as an ancient holy water font) with a hollowed out section.

On the eastern side of the church, a raised stone cairn may have been used as an altar or a grave. The church and burial ground are enclosed by a later graveyard wall, which was built to contain the remains of the Buchanan family who owned nearby Prospect House. The last burial here dates from the 1950s.