ME00572 - DRAKESTOWN - Earthwork

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Situated at the SE summit of what was a small NW-SE ridge (L c. 150m) but this end of the hill has been quarried and is now a grass-covered hollow on a gentle SE-facing slope. An embanked earthwork enclosure (ext. dims c. 50m NE-SW; c. 45m NW-SE) annotated as a ‘Fort’ is depicted at the S end of a small NW-SE ridge on the 1836 edition of the OS 6-inch map, and it is annotated as ‘Rahards Fort’ on the 1908 edition. Although this monument has been quarried some of the perimeter might survive around the edge covered in spoil. 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

Monument Details

Address:
DRAKESTOWN, Meath
GPS:
53.7738, -6.72334
SMRS:
ME012-027----
what3words:
raisins.shutting.loosens

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