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Audleystown Court Tomb
 

County

Down

Coordinates

N 54° 22' 40.1"   W 005° 35' 49.2"

Nearest town

Strangford

Grid Ref.

J 56191 50350

Map No.

21

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

26

Date of visit

Friday 12 September 2003

GPS Accuracy (m)

5
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The (almost) whole double tomb seen from the north.


This place is signposted as Audleystown Cairn. Actually there's no cairn to see, but only two court tombs of an extraordinary beauty.
The two court tombs are aligned back to back along the northeast-southwest (50°-230°) axis.
Each tomb has a gallery that is about 8 metres long, the galleries are divided into four chambers by stone jambs.
The tomb facing southwest is in better conditions, but the court before it only retains three stones.
The court on the other end of the monument has six surviving stones.
No stone of the monument is taller than 1 metre.
The whole complex is 24 metres long, has a trapezoidal shape back to front, with a width of 10 metres on the southwest side and 7 metres on the opposite side and has an average height of about 70 centimetres.
To reach the tomb we had to walk for 250 metres to southwest from the small car park, across two different fields.

UPDATE: June 7th, 2011 - We visited this tomb again and took new photographs that replace the old ones.


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