ME00933 - SLANECASTLE DEMESNE - Earthwork

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Located at the crest of the E-facing slope of the Hill of Slane. This is a circular and flat-topped grass-covered area (diam. 38m N-S; 37m E-W) with some trees that slopes down slightly to the SE. It is defined by a scarp (at E: Wth 3.5m; H 0.5m; at SW: Wth 6.5m; H 2.1m), with an outer fosse (at SW: Wth of top 5m; Wth of base 3.3m; ext. D 0.4m) SW-NW. There is no visible original entrance, and the bank and ditch of the large enclosure (ME019-109----) around the motte (ME019-060001-) are built against the scarp at NW. 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

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

Monument Details

Address:
SLANECASTLE DEMESNE, Meath
GPS:
53.717, -6.54482
SMRS:
ME019-060015-
what3words:
illustrates.solidity.restrained

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