ME00775 - NEWTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a slight rise in an undulating low-lying landscape. This is a slightly raised and circular grass-covered area (diam. 36m E-W; 34.5m N-S) defined by an earthen bank (at N: Wth of base 5m; int. H 0.3m; ext. H 1.2m) largely reduced to a scarp (at S: Wth 4.3m; H 1.6m), with the remnants of a fosse (Wth of base 2.6m; D 0.2m) at N, and a berm (at S: Wth 3-4m) at other points. The original entrance is not identified, but there is a rectangular, grass-covered house (int. dims 7.7m E-W; 5.8m N-S) at the centre. It is defined by broad low earthen banks (Wth 3.5-5.5m; H 0.3-0.5m) with a wide entrance gap (Wth 2m) at 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. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revision: 10 January 2019

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

Monument Details

Address:
NEWTOWN, Meath
GPS:
53.6895, -7.06964
SMRS:
ME015-101----
what3words:
whips.overjoyed.lacking

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