Greengraves, county Down: "The Kempe Stones"

J 445 736 - Sheet 15

Nearest town: Newtownards


The picture shows the common method of roofing portal-tombs with two capstones,
a large one supported at the rear by a smaller one which rests on the backstone of the chamber.
This tomb also has a fine door-stone typically reminiscent of the traditional Irish 'half-door'
which has now disappeared along with the cottages which had them.

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