ME01361 - CHURCHTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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This is depicted as a large D-shaped area (ext. dims c. 110m NE-SW; c. 95m NW-SE) and described as a ‘Fort’ on the 1836 edition of the OS 6-inch map and as large oval area defined by a fosse on the 1908 edition It was recorded in 1969 (SMR file) as a raised oval area (dims 96m ENE-WSW; 75m NNW-SSE) defined by the remains of an earthen bank (at SW: Wth of base 5m; int. H 0.3m; ext. H 1.8m) with an external flat-bottomed fosse or drain (Wth of top 7.5m; Wth of base 4m; ext. D 0.5m at NE to 1.6m at SW) and an outer bank (Wth of base 3-7.5m; ext. H 0.3-1m). There were slight traces of an outer fosse NNW-E (max. ext. dim. 112m NE-SW). There was an entrance at ENE. Its visible profile was removed in 1979. 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: 24 March 2023

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.6202, -6.74115

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