MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
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KNOCKSHANBRITTAS MEGALITHIC TOMB
M M I
PHOTO by Pip POWELL
FEB 2010
CO-ORDINATES
52 40' 3.641"N...8 10' 28.904"W
This tomb is marked on the OS maps as 'Giant's Grave' and it is clearly a megalithic
tomb and intact. It has an orientation of south-west to north-east so i am sure its a
wedge tomb and also its close proximity to Knockshanbrittas I and II just 500m due
west. It is 3.8m in length, 1.8m wide at the south-west end, 1m at the north east end
and 0.80m in height. Three large
orthostats line each side of the tomb and the rear of
the tomb still has its slab in place. The front of the tomb in not accessible since a field
embankment continues off away from it. Photos taken through the gaps in the stones
clearly show a chamber and some collapse of earth and small stones.
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