ME00255 - LOUGHBRACKAN - Castle - motte and bailey

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Situated on a slight N-S ridge with the W edge of Lough Brackan c. 250m to the E. The motte is a circular flat-topped but overgrown mound (diam. of top c. 20m; H c. 3m) defined by fosse. There is a possible bailey visible as a rectangular area (dims 40m N-W; 29.5m N-S) defined by a scarp (H c. 0.7m) attached to the S and planted in coniferous trees. 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:
LOUGHBRACKAN, Meath
GPS:
53.8358, -6.67728
SMRS:
ME006-027----
what3words:
beckoning.forehead.reiterated

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