ME01766 - MOAT - Castle - motte and bailey

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Located on top of a prominent hill. This is a circular flat-topped and grass-covered mound (diam. of top 16m; diam. of base 40-46m; H 7.5m) with some bushes defined by a fosse. There is a raised crescent-shaped and grass-covered bailey (dims of top c. 20m E-W; c. 9m N-S) attached at N, which is surrounded by a fosse and outer bank. The W side of the motte had been quarried. 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: 21 July 2016

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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MOAT, Meath
53.5061, -6.80851

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