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Cromleach At Gurteen

Cromleach At Gurteen

Photographer: Hemphill, William Despard

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: 1782.c.16

Item number: 56

Length: 24.7

Width: 19.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The ancient Cromleac or Druid's altar-stone...is to be found about three miles from the town, in a small wood in Gurteen demesne, near the River Suir. This ancient monument has five pillar or supporting stones - the highest measuring seven feet; the next, six feet two inches; and the remaining three, six feet each. The covering stone is eight feet six inches in length, six feet six inches in breadth, and two feet in average thickness. It leans only on three of the five pillars, and has evidently slipped from its original place. The blocks are all of gritstone, the highest pillar having veins of quartz running through it."

Text by William Hemphill.

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