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|Description ||Stukeley engraving: The caption reads:' The Mount of New Grange in the County of East Meath not far from Drogheda', near the top right hand engraving. The lower right one reads 'This Circle is also in the same field'. The lefthand figures read 'GER CHAW' and describe the size of the stone circle and lower stones.This is marked '89 2d'.
An engraving from Richard Stukeley's : 'Itinerarium Curiosum: or, An Account of the Antiquitys and Remarkable Curiositys in Nature or Art, Observ'd in Travels thro' Great Britain.'|
|Andy B |
|Does anyone know which the site on the left is?|
|From the image of Newgrange mound, I wonder did the illustrator ever see Newgrange, it looks more like Silbury. The Stone circle from the same field as Newgrange doesn't now exist and probably didn't in Stukeleys time either. As for the Ger Chaw Stone circle, I never heard of it.
|It does look like it was done not from a personal visit but from a description and that the description was of Dowth, which used to be a truncated cone (very much like a mini-Silbury) until the road builders got hold of it.|
|Tom (again) |
|The lefthand one is presumably a Cork circle with a boulder burial, but which one is anybodies guess.|
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