ME00471 - DERVER - Castle - motte and bailey

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Located on a rise in the valley of the River Blackwater with a WSW-ENE section of the stream c. 20m to the S. The motte is a circular, grass and scrub-covered, flat-topped earthen mound (diam. of top 11m E-W; diam. of base 45m E-W; H 8.7m at E to 11m at W) defined by a fosse (at W: Wth 6m; ext. D 0.5m), largely removed by quarrying N-E-S, and with a counterscarp bank (at W: Wth c. 3m; ext. H 1.5m) S-W-N. There is a raised rectangular, grass and scrub-covered bailey (dims 44m N-S; 31m E-W) defined by scarps (at E: Wth 7m; H 3.5m) attached to the E. 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.

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