1991:006 - GIANT'S GRAVE, Dunloy, Antrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Antrim Site name: GIANT'S GRAVE, Dunloy

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR Ant 22:10 Licence number:

Author: B.B. Williams, Historic Monuments and Buildings Branch, DOE(NI).

Site type: Megalithic tomb- unclassified

Period/Dating: Prehistoric (12700 BC-AD 400)

ITM: E 701430m, N 918686m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 55.005412, -6.414442

The megalith had been almost completely destroyed in the 19th century by cultivation, though excavation uncovered indications that it had been a court tomb. Finds of Neolithic pottery and flints, typical of this class of monument, were recovered. A secondary Bronze Age urn burial was also located.