ME00095 - NEWSTONE - Enclosure

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Located towards the top of the SE-facing spine of a NW-SE drumlin ridge. A large embanked circular enclosure (ext. diam. c. 80m) is depicted on the 1836 edition of the OS 6-inch map where it is described in gothic lettering as a ‘Fort’, and it is suggested by a curve in a field bank SE-W-NW on the 1908 edition. This is a circular grass-covered area (int. diam. 48m N-S) defined by a slight scarp at S and a fosse suggested by lush growth (Wth 5m) at N, and there is a slight curve in the field bank SSW-WNW. The outline is visible on the OSI aerial images (1995) (OSAP). The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revision: 5 September 2018

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
NEWSTONE, Meath
GPS:
53.869, -6.66756
SMRS:
ME003-019----
what3words:
scorpions.fail.likens

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