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KILKEEL PORTAL TOMB
THE CRANTREE STONE
KILKEEL PORTAL TOMB, COUNTY DOWN
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
2008
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The tomb is part of a field bank with a farm track to the NE. The monument is in a
stable condition. It consists of a small dolmen built of granite boulders c.2.5m above
field level. The large, irregular cap-stone is 0.6m thick & 2.5m wide & rests on 4
orthostatic stones. The 2 portal stones to SW are 0.8m broad x 1.3m high, with the 2
side slabs being 1.5m tall & 1.2m long. There is no end stone to the chamber & the
stone between the portals is not original.