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Loughmacrory Hill Wedge Tomb
 

County

Tyrone

Coordinates

N 54° 38' 36.48"   W 007° 05' 34.26"

Nearest town

Omagh

Grid Ref.

H 58555 77630

Map No.

13

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

226

Date of visit

Friday 9 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The wedge tomb is a derelict pile of stones, partly fenced and with a crooked tree growing out from among the stones.


In the area of Loughmacrory Hill we have found this wedge tomb in desperate conditions.
It is partially fenced and the vegetation has taken over the stones. A tree is growing from inside the tomb. I don't know whether it detracts from or adds something to the monument because of that touch of life to such a derelict monument.
The court seems to be oriented to the southwest (210°). Three large stones are the roofstones for the gallery which is divided in two chambers by a septal stone placed under the front roofstone.
It is possible to sneak between two of the roofstones and get into the gallery to have a look inside.


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