Corick

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Coordinates: 54°44′53″N 6°47′28″W / 54.748°N 6.791°W / 54.748; -6.791

Stone circle.
Stone row.

Corick (from Irish Comhrac 'confluence'[1]) is a megalithic site and townland in the civil parish of Ballynascreen, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.[2] It includes a stone circle and a stone row. The Corick stone circles and alignments are located 2 km north east of Ballybriest court-tomb, 400 metres south of Corick clachan, near a stream.[3] The stone alignments and circle are Scheduled Historic Monuments in Corick at grid reference: Area of H780 896.[4][2]

Function[edit]

Although it is often believed the stone monuments were intentially aligned to serve a greater purpose, the crudeness of the stones means that they could not have been used as advanced astronomical calculators. Their positioning therefore is more likely symbolic rather than functional.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map: Corick Stone Circle Stone Circle". www.megalithic.co.uk. Retrieved 6 February 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toner, Gregory: Place-Names of Northern Ireland, Volume Five, County Derry I, The Moyola Valley, page 16. The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen's University Belfast, 1996. ISBN 0-85389-613-5
  2. ^ a b "Corick; Ballynascreen; Magherafelt". Peatlands NI. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2007.
  3. ^ "Corick". Gazetteer of Irish Prehistoric Monuments - County Londonderry. Retrieved 1 December 2007.
  4. ^ "Corick" (PDF). Environment and Heritage Service - Scheduled Historic Monuments. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 November 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2007.