ME00770 - PIGOTSTOWN,STIRRUPSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Located on the NE edge of and towards the SE end of a broad and undulating NW-SE ridge. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 39m WNW-ESE) that slopes down to the SE. It is defined by an earthen bank (at WNW: Wth of base 4.5m; int. H 0.5m; ext. H 1.4m) that is reduced to a scarp (at ESW: Wth 6m; H 2.1m) N-ESE, and traces of an outer fosse (at WNW: Wth of top 4m; ext. D 0.4m). The ramp entrance is at SE. Towards the perimeter at N the interior is overlain by an E-W field bank and townland boundary with Pigotstown to the N, and the monument is not as well defined on this side. Just S of this boundary is a house site (dims 7m E-W; 5m N-S) defined by earthen banks (Wth c. 3m; H 0.3-0.4m) with an entrance gap (Wth of base 0.5m) at E. There is a fragment of a relict field bank just S of the house. 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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53.6922, -7.08062

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