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Dunnamore Court Tomb
 

County

Tyrone

Coordinates

N 54° 40' 16.5"   W 006° 56' 20.58"

Nearest town

Cookstown

Grid Ref.

H 68434 80862

Map No.

13

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

154

Date of visit

Friday 9 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The huge court tomb is down there.


An amazingly large wedge tomb in a field used as a pasture for cattle.
On the day we visited the monument a group of cows and a bull were grazing inside the fence where the tomb is.
I didn't find anybody around so in I went. I started taking photos and measurements when the farmer showed up on his tractor and adviced me to jump out of the fence right away because the bull was really dangerous!

The tomb is about 11 metres long and is aligned along the northeast-southwest (30°-210°) axis. The entrance looks to the southwest and has the unusual feature of a split entrance, that is a vertical stone, supporting a slab, splits the passage in two windows. The gallery is roofed with three overlapping slabs now covered with dirt and grass. The sides of the gallery have a visible kerb.
However the tomb has been disturbed and some stones are slightly out of place.
Although the dangerous bull never bothered me at all, the other cows were very intrusive and kept following me around and getting in the photo.


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