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The Spiral Stone

Period: Neolithic

NGR Easting: 245200

NGR Northing: 485670

Description: Neolithic inscribed stone. This earthfast boulder is located in a roadside hedge bank. The stone is about 1.4m across and 0.9m high. The engraving consists of three, perhaps four, small spirals carved into the face of the boulder towards the lower left corner. If indeed an example of megalithic art, it is the only known occurrence on the Island. A connection with King Orry’s Grave, or the now much reduced cairn cemetery at nearby Ballachrink, cannot be ruled out.

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Site & Monument Type: find spot; inscribed stone

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0639.00


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