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GREENGRAVES PORTAL TOMB
(THE KEMPE STONES )
GREENGRAVES PORTAL TOMB, COUNTY DOWN
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
2009
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This substantially intact portal tomb built of basalt boulders is set into a field wall. It
consists of  2 large portal stones, side stones and an end stone that form a chamber
roofed by 2 overlapping capstones. A low blocking stone closes the portal. The chamber
was excavated 1830 and human bones were found. There are traces of a cairn to east
and west of the modern field banks. There are many large boulders in the area built
into these and other adjacent banks and may have come from the cairn.
CO-ORDINATES
54 35' 24.894"N...5 45' 52.998"W