ME00769 - PIGOTSTOWN - Enclosure

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Situated on a knoll in a low-lying landscape. This is a raised and grass-covered oval area (dims c. 43m E-W; c. 26m N-S) planted with trees and defined by an earthen bank S-NNW, which is reduced to a steep scarp elsewhere. There is a wide, shallow outer fosse W-N, and E-SE, but a field bank surrounds most of the monument NNE-E-SW. There are modern gaps at NW and S but the original entrance (Wth of base 3.5m) is at SSE. In the NE quadrant is a possible souterrain represented by a hollow (dims 10.8m NW-SE; 4.9m NE-SW; D c. 1m) with a spur (dims 9m NE-SW; 4.9m NW-SE; D c. 1m) to the NE from its NW end, but no stones are visible. 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: 9 January 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.6907, -7.09987

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