ME01053 - SHEEPHOUSE - Fulacht fia

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Situated on a broad hollow on the NW-facing slope of Platten. Archaeological excavation (E000973) recorded a rectangular spread of burnt stone (dims 10.5m N-S; 6m E-W; max. T 0.4m) that sealed a rectangular trough (dims 0.95m x 0.7m; D 0.6m) cut into the shale bedrock at N. Beneath the spread at the S was a possible hearth visible as a circular spread of silty clay with charcoal (diam. c. 1m; T 0.2m). Recovered from the stone spread was a burnt fragment of a stone axe. Extending NW from the stone spread were 7 pits (diam. 0.7-1.3m; D 0.1-0.7m) filled with burnt stone. Fulacht fia (ME020-029002-) is c. 50m to the W and the burnt spread (ME020-029001-) is c. 100m to the N. (Campbell 1994 3, 4 site 2; 1995e, 73-4) Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 23 October, 2015

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

Monument Details

Address:
SHEEPHOUSE, Meath
GPS:
53.6983, -6.41725
SMRS:
ME020-029003-
what3words:
composed.outdoorsy.demolished

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