Slievenagriddle, county Down


In late February 2002 the owner of the land took a spade to the megalithic kist.


The picture below, by the early antiquarian W.F. Wakeman, seems quite mysterious,
because it bears no relation to what can be seen at the site today.

It is, in fact, Ballyalton court-tomb
(which lies close to the road at the base of Slievenagriddle, thought at the time to be a stone circle,
and now surrounded by impenetrable thorn-thicket)
- but Wakeman has placed it at the top of the hill in this drawing.

 

 

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