Stepped pyramidal mausoleum built c.1825. Square in plan with a stepped pyramidal roof of four tiers. Built of roughly dressed stone with contrasting rock-faced quoins and dressings. Square-headed opening to the north-east elevation having a cast-iron single-leaf door.
The Kneown-Bouyd mausoleum is virtually identical to the Sall Mausoleum at Downpatrick CofI Graveyard - the two are likely to have been built by the same hand. The unpublished biographies of Ayneswerthy Pilson give a limited account of the life of Richard Keown whose father, Henry Keown, was a stonemason from the parish of Kilclief. It is plausable to suggest that Henry Keown built the mausoleum at Kilclief as his family vault - one might therefore also attribute the Sall mausoleum at Downpatrick to his hand.
In excellent condition (2003).
RSJ Clarke, Gravestone Inscriptions: County Down. Ulster-Scot Historical Society (1966-1998).
J Beattie, The Mausolea of CountyDown and Greater Belfast. Unpublished Dissertation, Queens University Belfast (2003).
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