ME01672 - SCURLOCKSTOWN - Castle - motte

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Situated at the N end of a low N-S ridge with a W-E section of the River Boyne c. 50m to the NW at a point where the river turns N, and with a S-N section of the Boycetown River immediately to the E. The motte is attributed to William de Scurlog, a tenant of Hugh de Lacy, who gave his name to the townland (Wilde 1849, 104). This is an oval, flat-topped and grass-covered mound (dims of base 30m N-S; dims of top 9m N-S; 4.5m E-W; H 1.6m a W; 4.9m at S to 6.9m at N) with some trees. The parish church of Scurlockstown (ME037-010----) is c. 120m to the S at the other end of the ridge. 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 revision: 2 June 2016 Amended: 21/08/2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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