ME00705 - LOUGHCREW - Ringfort - rath

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Located on the highest point of a NW-SE ridge. This is a subcircular grass-covered area (dims 31.5m WNW-ESE; 27m NNE-SSW) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 4.5m; int. H 0.3m; ext. H 1.2-1.4m) and an outer fosse (Wth of top 4.5-5m; Wth of base 1m; ext. D 0.2-0.5m), and the remains of an outer bank (Wth c. 3m; ext. H 0.3m) SE-W-NNW. The entrance (Wth of base 4m) is at S. In the interior are two conjoined hut-sites aligned NNE-SSW. Inside the bank at NE is subcircular (int. dims 8.2m WNW-ESE; 6.7m NNE-SSW) and defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 2.3m; int. H 0.2m; ext. H 0.35m). It might have an entrance gap at SE. The SSW hut-site is a subcircular grass-covered area (int. dims 8.5m WNW-ESE; 6.8m NNE-SSW) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 1.9-2.1m; int. H 0.3m; ext. H 0.7m) with an entrance (Wth of base 1.7m) at SSW. 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: 8 January 2019

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

Monument Details

Address:
LOUGHCREW, Meath
GPS:
53.7215, -7.14053
SMRS:
ME015-041----
what3words:
appraisals.bulldozed.united

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