ME00568 - WILLIAMSTOWN - Castle - motte

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Located towards the bottom of a W-facing slope with the headwaters of a small S-N stream c. 150m to the W. This was described in 1968 (SMR file) as a raised, subcircular and grass-covered area with trees (dims of top 17m N-S; 15m E-W; dim of base 32m N-S; H 1.7m at N to 2.3m at S) defined by scarps with traces of a fosse (Wth of top 6m; ext. D 0.2m) at N. There was a fairly modern quarry in the defining scarp at N and another grass-covered rectangular one on the scarp at S. There was no visible entrance. It had been removed by 1986. 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. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 10 July 2007 Amended: 2 August 2022

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.773, -6.73065

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