Historic Environment

Tamnyrankin Court Tomb

(near) Ballylame Road
BT51 5PQ


028 9082 3207

Additional information

Open to the public:

Yes, entry is free (Sometimes public access is restricted due to works for example. Check before you visit)

Grid reference:
SM number:
LDY 026:013

About Tamnyrankin Court Tomb

This is a fine court tomb with a long, high cairn, a semicircular court on the south-east, defined by impressive stones, and probably a two-chambered gallery (only one chamber is exposed). At the back of the cairn is an unusual subsidiary gallery across its whole width, with an antechamber to the north-east and jambs defining two chambers. This feature was excavated in 1939–1940 and further work on the tomb was done in 1977. The gallery was badly disturbed but some cremated bone was found as well as several different types of pottery and flints, indicating both Neolithic and Bronze Age activity.

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