ME00143 - SHANCOR - Earthwork

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Situated on a steep NE-facing slope overlooking the valley of the NW-SE Kilmainham stream. A circular enclosure (diam. c. 35m) with trees on the perimeter is depicted only on the 1836 edition of the OS 6-inch map where it is described in gothic lettering as a ‘Fort’. There is a curving scarp (Chord c. 20m NE-SW; Wth 1.2m; H 1.5m) planted with trees W-N, but there is no indication that is is an antiquity. 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: 10 July 2007

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

Monument Details

Address:
SHANCOR, Meath
GPS:
53.8515, -6.83214
SMRS:
ME005-025----
what3words:
diplomat.steep.navigable

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