Solar, County Antrim

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Solar is located in Northern Ireland
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54°53′38″N 5°52′44″W / 54.894°N 5.879°W / 54.894; -5.879Coordinates: 54°53′38″N 5°52′44″W / 54.894°N 5.879°W / 54.894; -5.879

Solar is a townland of 42 acres in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Carncastle and the historic barony of Glenarm Upper.[1]


The sites of a church and graveyard in the townland are registered as Scheduled Historic Monuments at grid ref: D3440 1220 [2] and an Early Christian cemetery was excavated in 1993. This revealed over 120 burials dated from the 7th to 12th centuries. Some burials had been disturbed by a stone-lined pit of Anglo-Norman date.[3]

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  1. ^ "Solar". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Solar" (PDF). Scheduled Historic Monuments (2015). Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  3. ^ "The excavation of an Early Christian cemetery at Solar, County Antrim, 1993". British and Irish archaeological bibliography. Retrieved 21 April 2015.