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. This is an oval, flat-topped and grass-covered mound (dims. of top 9m N-S; 4.5m E-W; H 2.5m at S to 6m generally) 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. Date of revision: 2 June 2016 Oval flat-topped mound modified on E and W (dims. of top 9m N-S, 4.5m E-W). Situated at N end of ridge where H 2.5m. Elsewhere H up to 6m.

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

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53.5508, -6.74373

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