ME00261 - BALSITRIC - Church

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Situated in a low-lying position on a gently undulating landscape. A circular grass-covered area (diam. c. 70m) defined by a low earthen bank is visible on an aerial photograph (L. Swan). The circular head of a high cross (H 0.42m; Wth 0.22m) with a solid ring (diam. 0.28m; T 7.5cm) and a crucifixion on one side, which had been found in ploughing in a field adjoining a field known as ‘the Church field’, was acquired by the National Museum of Ireland in 1978 (SMR file). (Harbison 1992, 1, 25) 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: 11 December, 2014

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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