ME00699 - MILLTOWN - Castle - unclassified

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Shown as ruined tower on MS maps 2754 (336) (38) and 1399 (50) (52) in NLI which were made in 1778. Situated on a level landscape at the bottom of a W-facing slope, and with a small S-N stream immediately to the E. A rectangular structure (int. dims 8.05m E-W; 5m N-S) has a barrel-vault (H 4m) with wicker centering resting on the N and S walls which straddle an E-W laneway. The walls are fragmentary but at least three flat-arched embrasures are indicated, and there are beam-holes in the N and S walls below the vault. It is in a field called 'Old Mill Field' (see this web-page accessed on 13/06/2016: It could be the Corn Mill attached to Loughcrew in the Civil Survey (16554-6) that was the property of John Plunkett in 1640 (Simington 1940, 264). 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: 13 June 2016

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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