ME00215 - CRUICETOWN - Castle - motte and bailey

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Located at the summit of a hill. This is a flat-topped, grass-covered mound (diam. of top 12m; diam. of base 34m; H 6-6.4m) defined by a complete fosse (Wth of top 6.4m; D 0.7m) and surrounded by earthen bank ENE-E. A raised grass-covered bailey (L 43m), badly damaged by quarrying, extends W and SW of the motte. The parish church of Cruicetown (ME005-094----) is c. 80m SW of the motte. 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. Date of revision: 7 June 2016

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

Monument Details

Address:
CRUICETOWN, Meath
GPS:
53.8052, -6.79259
SMRS:
ME005-093----
what3words:
eaters.journal.edible

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