ME00927 - GERNONSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Located at the crest of the S-facing slope of a WNW-ESE ridge towards its E end. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 38m) defined by an earthen bank (at SSW: Wth of base 6.7m; Wth of top 0.9m; int. H 0.6m; ext. H 2.2m) separated by a fosse (at SSW: Wth of top 6.8m; Wth of base 2.9m; ext. D 0.3m) and a berm (at SSW: Wth 6.2m) from an outer bank (at SSW: Wth of base 5.1m; Wth of top 0.6m; int. H 0.6m; ext. H 1.8m) with some bushes, and an external fosse (At SSW: Wth of top 3.8m; Wth of base 1.4m; ext. D 0.45m). The outer fosse is replaced by a drain with an outer road bank NNW-ENE. The interior has probably been dug out and the earthworks are poorly preserved at E, where entrance may have been (max. ext. diam. 96m E-W). Archaeological testing (11E0366) by P. D. Sweetman c. 100m to the E produced no related material ( 2011:479). 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 upload: 10 July 2007 Amended: 27 January 2021, 19 March, 2021

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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