ME00336 - MOAT - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a W-facing slope. This was described in 1969 as an overgrown circular area (diam. 47m N-S; 47m E-W) defined by an earthen bank (at W: Wth of base 3.5m; int. H 0.3m; ext. H 0.9m) on top of a natural scarp (at W: Wth 2.5m; H 1.6m) with a slight fosse (at W: Wth 3.5m; ext. D 0.4m) at its base separated by a berm (at W: Wth 2.5m) from an outer bank (at W: Wth of base 4.5m; int. H 0.4m; ext. H 1.4m). Outside this is another berm (at W: Wth 3m) and an outer field bank (at W: Wth 1.5m; H 0.2-0.3m). The inner berm and features outside it had been removed by a NW-SE road bank NNW-E. There is an entrance through the inner (Wth of base 2.5m), middle (Wth of base 2.8m) and outer (Wth of base c. 4.3m) at SSW. The growth in the interior had been removed by 1995 (OSAP). 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: 31 October 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

Monument Details

MOAT, Meath
53.7557, -7.21558

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