ME00651 - ANNAGH - Enclosure

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Situated on a rise in a low-lying landscape. This feature is not marked on any edition of the OS 6-inch map but it is visible on aerial photographs (GSIAP: N 257, 258). This is an oval or D-shaped and grass-covered area (dims 54m NNW-SSE; 40m ENE-WSW) with a straight side (L 23m) at S defined by a grass-covered stone spread (Wth 3-4m; max. int. H 0.5m; max. ext. H 1m), which has some quarry holes at W an E. There is no visible fosse and the only entrance (Wth 3m) is towards the W end of the perimeter at S. The remains of a house (ext. dims 11m E-W; 5m N-S) defined by stone spreads (Wth 1.5m; max. H 0.5m) and with an entrance at the centre of the N wall is in the N interior. 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 revision: 22 November 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7146, -7.21198

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