ME00510 - KILBEG LOWER - Castle - motte and bailey

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Situated on the remnant of an esker ridge that extends off to the NE. The motte is a subcircular, flat-topped and grass-covered earthen mound (dims of top 12m NE-SW; 7m NW-SE; diam. of base 48m NE-SW; H 7m at NE to 12m at SW) with a fosse surviving W-NNW (at NNW: Wth of top 7m; ext. D 1.3m). The motte is connected by a causeway to a raised circular bailey (diam. 14m NE-SW) to the NE defined by scarps (H 2.5m at W to 4m at NE). The parish church of Kilbeg ME011-020----) is c. 70m to the ENE. 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.

Monument Details

Address:
KILBEG LOWER, Meath
GPS:
53.78, -6.82366
SMRS:
ME011-019----
what3words:
banish.ulterior.chopsticks

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