ME01105 - SHANCO - Enclosure

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This is a sub-rectangular or D-shaped grass-covered area (dims 57m E-W; 35-40m N-S) defined by a flat-bottomed fosse (at W: Wth of top 4.5m; Wth of base 2.3m; int. D 1.4m; ext. D 0.5m; at S: Wth of top 7m; Wth of base 3m; int. D 1.5m; ext. D 0.5m) and traces of an outer counterscarp bank. There are entrances visible as ramps at the centre of the E side (Wth 5m) and at the W end of the N side (Wth 7m). The interior is occupied by the remains of six houses (dims c. 5m x c. 5m to c. 7-11m x c.5m) defined by wall footings or visible as low platforms. The houses are probably closely contemporary with each other and the enclosure as they appear to be laid out in relation to each other and the edges of the enclosure. Rath (ME023-002----) is c. 150m to the NE and rath (ME023-004----) is c. 150m to the SSW. 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 Moroe Date of revision: 27 February 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.6821, -7.04235

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