Extending NW-SE over a small drumlin. It is not known on what basis the designation is made, or how extensive the feature is. The townland boundary between Siddan to the SW and Woodtown Upper and Polecastle to the NE is described as ‘The Pale Ditch’ in gothic lettering only on the 1908 edition of the OS 6-inch map. At the NW end where it meets a WNW-ESE road a double ditch (Wth 2.7m; H 1.6m) extends SE (L c. 480m) over a low drumlin to where it meets the road again. From its SE point it might continue S (L c. 1km) over Gun Hill to the small E-W stream at Siddan. From its NW end it could continue to the River Dee at the Yellow Ford Bridge (L c. 800m). It appears to be no more than a strong townland boundary of no particular significance.
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: 30 October 2018Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.