ME00489 - MOAT - Castle - motte and bailey

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Situated on a slight rise in a level landscape. The motte is a circular flat-topped and grass-covered earthen mound (diam. of top 5m; diam. of base 39m NNE-SSW; H 4.5m at S) defined by fosse (at NNE: Wth of top 10m; ext. D 0.5m) SSW-N-E and with a subrectangular, grass-covered bailey (dims 40m NNE-SSW; 40m WNW-ESE) defined by a fosse or scarp (at SSW: Wth 5m; H 0.8m) attached E-SSW. There is an entrance (Wth 6.5m) to the bailey at the SE corner. 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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MOAT, Meath
53.7567, -6.92845

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