In 1765 Gracehill was founded by the Moravians, it is a village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is Northern Ireland’s First Conservation area.
Today the village is very reminiscent of what it was like in the 18th century with the layout of buildings and the unique Georgian style of architecture remaining the same.
In the centre of the village the Moravian Church can be found, facing the square and flanked by the Manse and the Warden’s House. The burial ground, also known as ‘’Gods Acre’’ can be reached from the Brothers and Sisters Walks, on either side of the Church. These burial grounds are still in use today.
In 1975 Gracehill was designated a Conservation Area, it has also won many awards including the Europa Nostra Award.
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Gracehill village lies about 2 miles from Ballymena and is in the townland of Ballykennedy.
Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
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