ME00835 - SCURLOCKSTOWN - Souterrain

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Located on a rise in a low-lying, gently undulating landscape. A short section (L c. 2m; Wth 0.5m; H 0.6m) of a drystone-built and lintelled passage terminating in a small beehive chamber (diam. c. 1.25m) was discovered in road-widening works during June 1969. The chamber had been broken into and a large animal buried in it at some time since its abandonment. The souterrain was completely removed after excavation, but there was no evidence of an enclosure and its precise location is not now known. (Prendergast 1971) 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: 26 February 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.6889, -6.95097

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