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Balnakeilly Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


Balnakeilly Standing Stone
Friday 5/4/02
So- is it a megalithic monument or not? According to the RCAHMS database this stone may have been erected in the mid 19th C to adorn the entrance to Balnakeilly House. Apparently the general regularity of the stone makes it appear 'modern'- I'm not entirely sure- I've seen many other monoliths as regularly shaped as this one- it's also set back from the road quite a bit and in a group of trees. If it were to adorn the entrance it would have been given more prominence methinks. The stone itself is over 2 m high. I had a quick look at the new OS Explorer map and noticed that it's not marked in antiquarian font, although all previous editions have marked it as so. Hmmmm.
Posted by Martin
20th April 2002ce

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