ME00304 - CASTLECOR - Castle - motte and bailey

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Situated on an esker ridge that extends off to the NNW and SE. The motte is a circular, grass-covered and flat-topped mound (diam. of top 13m NW-SE; diam. of base 48m NW-SE; H 7.5m at SE to 9m at NW) with mature deciduous trees defined by a fosse that is most visible across the esker (Wth of top c. 15-20m; ext. D 1.5m at SE to 3m at NW) W-N and largely absent elsewhere, with a counterscarp bank (Wth c. 6m; ext. H 1m) SW-NW. There is a crescent-shaped, grass-covered bailey (dims 28m NE-SW; 14m NW-SE) defined by scarps (at SE: H) attached to the SE with a raised platform at the SW edge. The church (ME008-012----) is c. 120m to the SE. 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:
CASTLECOR, Meath
GPS:
53.7785, -7.20663
SMRS:
ME008-011----
what3words:
disengaged.clout.bared

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