This view was taken through the East gable looking down over Lough Neagh.

This headstone shows on the right a carving representing Jesus on the Cross. The carving on the left is what most people would think as a Pirates skull and crossbones. The crossbones here are thigh bones and along with the skull meant ' Mortality in Death '. Below that is a box with boxes sticking out of it, this shows the person was prosperous.

Cranfield Church and the Holy Well are just 20 minutes away from Antrim Town by car. They are situated on the shores of Lough Neagh, a really beautiful spot and it has a picnic area. This is Cranfield Church and the name comes from the Irish word Creamhchoill meaning ' The wood of Wild Garlic '. The church first comes to light in 1306A.D. in the taxation list but under the name Crewill. By the 1660's it was in ruins and what you see now is the later Parish church, perhaps built in the 13th century. The church is aligned West to East with the doorway in the West gable. The East gable was where the altar would have been below the tall pointed window. The remains of a modern cross resting in the interior is a replica of an ancient Termon cross, which would have marked the boundary of the church land.

This is the graveyard that surrounds the church and has been a local burial ground for centuries, so please be respectful when you visit. The headstone records go back as far as 1704 but there are still a lot of unmarked graves. It is reputed that St.Olcan who was a contemporary of St.Patrick lies buried here in soil that was brought over from Rome.
This is the remains of a wooden Cross found inside the church.