ME00530 - GRAVELSTOWN - Fulacht fia

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The following account of this monument was published by Bradley and Brady (1985-6): ‘Two parallel drains were dug down the north-south axis of the field in the recent past in order to facilitate reclamation. The site came to light when the spoil from this drainage was being levelled. It consisted of an irregular spread of charcoal and burnt stone 6.05 metres in length, 1.4 metres in maximum width, and 1-2 cm thick. Associated with the spread was a layer of charcoal flecked boulder clay, cut on the east and west by the drains. West of the drain the feature was again visible in a cutting. This showed the deposit of charcoal and burnt stones to have a maximum depth of 30 cm at a point where it appears to have been cut into a natural layer of compact orange-brown boulder clay. At this point the deposit lay immediately below the sod which was about 30 cm thick. The burnt stones were mostly sandstone and had average measurements of 8 by 5 by 7cm and 5 by 3 by 1.5 cm. On the west the deposit was overlain by a layer of compact light brown clay with iron staining.’ (Moore 1987, no. 352) Compiled by: Paul Walsh Date of upload: 2 May 2017

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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53.7497, -6.81444

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