Situated on top of Gun Hill, it is described in gothic lettering as ‘Cromwell’s Battery’ on the OS 6-inch maps. It consists of a raised rectangular and grass-covered platform (dims 30-46m NW-SE; 21m NE-SW) defined by scarps (H 1m at SW to 2.5m at NE). It may have been a gun-platform commanding the road from Athboy to Ardee which ran through Siddan. Archaeological monitoring (99E0725) of the removal of a pole produced no related material (Russell 2002).
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.
Revised by: Michael Moore
Date of revision: 26 October 2018Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.