ME00435 - STONEFIELD - Ringfort - rath

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Located towards the bottom of the NE-facing slope of a hill in Patrickstown and overlooking a col with a small hill whose summit is c. 500m to the NE. This is a large oval, grass-covered area (dims c. 90m NW-SE; c. 70m NE-SW) that slopes down to the E from the centre. It is defined by a broad grass and scrub-covered earthen bank and an outer fosse. There are gaps in the bank at WNW (modern) and ESE but the original entrance is probably that (Wth of base c. 3.4m) at NNE with traces of a causeway (Wth c. 5.6m) in the fosse. A NE-SW field bank overlies the interior towards the perimeter at 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. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revision: 1 November 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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