ME00697 - MILLTOWN - Castle - motte

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Situated at the summit of a NNW-SSE ridge. Flat-topped, grass-covered mound of earth and stone (diam. of top 16m N-S; diam. of base 45m N-S; H 5m at N to 8m at S), with a fosse (Wth of base 4-5m) and traces of an outer bank SE-WNW. A bailey may have existed to the NNW, on the ridge between motte and the graveyard church (ME015-032001-), c. 40m distant. The castle (ME015-033001-) is situated on top of the motte. The field system (ME015-034----) is just to the E. 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 upload: 10 July 2007

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

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53.7231, -7.17612

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