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Lettergorman Stone Circle
 

County

Cork

Coordinates

N 51° 39' 30.96"   W 009° 04' 01.2"

Nearest town

Dunmanway

Grid Ref.

W 26178 45668

Map No.

86

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

181

Date of visit

Sunday 12 June 2016

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The stone circle in the middle of a perfectly mowned field.


This is an easy to find and access stone circle, it has its own parking space and stile in the fence.
It sits right in the middle of a field that had been recently mowned on the day of our visit, but the circle itself was left behind and the grass was way too high to appreciate the monument fully.
It's a very small and compact circle, made by 4 upright stones, one prostrate and a quartzite boulder slightly out of the circumference, on a diameter of 3 metres only. I might have the impression that the circle has been rebuilt in a smaller scale in order to take as little space as possible in the middle of the field.
The prostrate stone was part of the pair of the portal stones of the circle as it matches the other one in size and shape.
The recumbent stone is at the southwest (230°) side of the circle. It measures 1.76 metres of width, about 60 centimetres of thickness and it's 1.05 metres tall. The surviving portal stone is 1.48 metres tall and is at east (80°), the fallen stone was about 1.60 metres tall.
The other stones are at northwest (320°) and southeast (145°), and are 1.36 metres tall and 1.19 metres tall respectively.


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