The White Church, Ballywalter

Map Reference: J623699 (3623, 3699)

The nave and chancel of Ballywalter Church were probably built in the 13th century with the transepts being added in the 15th century. However it is now greatly overgrown and only fragments of the east and west gables can be seen.

The main point of interest of the site is medieval coffin-lids which have been erected outside the northeast corner. They are typical trapezoidal stones. One of them has a cross with a foliated head, a short cross bar and a shaft which rises from a stepped base. On the left side is a sword with a seven-lobed pommel. The other stone is less complete and shows part of a cross-shaft with a shears on the right.

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