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Millin Bay Wedge Tomb
 

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Down

Coordinates

N 54° 22' 05.4"   W 005° 29' 40.1"

Nearest town

Portaferry

Grid Ref.

J 62891 49513

Map No.

21

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

10

Date of visit

Thursday 21 May 2009

GPS Accuracy (m)

6
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The tomb and Millin Bay seen from the northwest. The second stone from left is the taller one.


This cairn is next to an abandoned house. It's reachable from the road after a 90-metres long track protected by a double fence and a small gate.
The excavations of this tomb occured in 1953, and the bones of at least 15 persons were found, all sorted by bones type, all the skulls together in a stack, all the long bones in another stack and so on. But since then things have changed a lot here, and most of the tomb revealed after the excavations is now lost again under the mound.
Only a dozen stones are visible, with heights around 50-60 centimetres. One stone near the north end of the monument is 120 centimetrs tall, another one on the opposite end is a 115 centimetres tall cubic stone.
The tomb is aligned north-south.


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