ME00154 - MULLYSTAGHAN - Enclosure

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Situated towards the bottom of a NW-facing slope. This is a large oval area (dims c. 80m NNE-SSW; 60m NW-SE) defined by a scarp (H 2-2.7m) SSW-W-NNE, with an outer fosse (Wth c. 5m; ext. D c. 0.5m) and counterscarp bank (Wth c. 3m; ext. H c. 0.5m) W-NNE. The perimeter is probably incorporated into a field bank and townland boundary with Tullypole at S but is absent elsewhere. Inside the perimeter at SSE is an upright pillar stone (dims 0.17m x 0.08m; H 0.5m) which has a simple latin cross carved on one face extending the width of the stone and to within 5cm of its top edge (Hicks 1974, 157). The scarp and fosse had been removed by 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: 3 September 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.8347, -6.87158

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