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Binder's Cave Souterrain
 

County

Down

Coordinates

N 54° 19' 49.2"   W 006° 02' 32.28"

Nearest town

Moneyslane

Grid Ref.

H 27328 44170

Map No.

17

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

201

Date of visit

Friday 24 June 2016

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The field where the Binder's Cave is. The path to the entrance in on the left side of the photo.


This isn't the first souterrain that I have visited, but it's the first one that I include in my database as a stand-alone souterrain.
It's about 28 metres long and has a slightly curved plan with three side chambers, the first and small one on the southwest side, the other two are larger and are on the northeast side of the gallery.
The passage is narrow and low, a bit difficult to walk along it without the risk of banging your heads in the ceiling. The walls have been built with the dry-stone method, the roof is lintelled.
The passage and the side chambers are lit with lights operated by a button and a timer at the entrance. More buttons are along the gallery should the visitors be caught by the darkness during their visit. Unfortunately on the day of my visit more than one light bulb were blown out.
I wasn't too impressed by this souterrain, probably I wasn't prepared enough for such a site.


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