Situated on the grounds of the Roman Catholic church of Newcastle. This is a circular sandstone font (ext. diam. of top 0.66m; H 0.46m) narrowing towards the bottom (ext. diam. 0.56m), with a flat-bottomed basin (int. diam. 0.5m; D 0.24-0.26m). It has a central drain-hole (diam. 5cm) and four vertical lugs (max. Wth 7cm; L 0.24m; H 1-2cm). The font is set up on a circular cement pillar and a base of three cement steps.
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: 6 May 2015
Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.