ME00483 - BALLYHIST - Castle - motte and bailey

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Located at the E end of a ridge with rock outcrop. The motte is a circular, grass-covered and flat-topped mound (diam. of top 18m E-W; dim. of base 35m E-W) defined by scarps (at W: H. 1.5m) that meld into the natural slope (at E: H 5m plus at E) N-E-S, with a crescent-shaped bailey (dims 46m N-S; 18m E-W) defined by scarps or a fosse (at W: Wth of top 7m; int. D 1.8m; ext. D 1m) attached S-W-N. 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: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7493, -7.02381

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