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Ballynagross Lower Portal Tomb
 

County

Down

Coordinates

N 54° 20' 34.38"   W 005° 38' 34.62"

Nearest town

Downpatrick

Grid Ref.

J 53251 46360

Map No.

21

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

35

Date of visit

Thursday 30 May 2019

GPS Accuracy (m)

5
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The reconstructed tomb under the trees, along a muddy path and beyond a dry stone wall. The tomb isn't marked on the OS Map.


We found this tomb by chance, while we were looking for something else.
Its look is very similar to Loughmoney Wedge Tomb, and it may seem that the tomb has been badly re-erected.
There are two large side stones to support a rather flat capstone. A few other stones are scattered nearby. The ground was really muddy during the visit.

The gallery, formed by the two side stones, is aligned southeast-northwest (120°-300°).
The monument is 1.22 metres tall, about 2.20 metres wide and 1.65 metres long.

Just like Loughmoney, this tomb lacks the typical features of a portal or a court tomb, and I think this, too, could be a reassembled wedge tomb.

This monument isn't marked on the OS Map.


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