ME01766 - MOAT - Castle - motte and bailey

You are here Home  > Castle - motte and bailey >  ME01766 - MOAT - Castle - motte and bailey
Item image
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: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
MOAT, Meath
GPS:
53.5061, -6.80851
SMRS:
ME042-005----
what3words:
yardstick.interrupts.morale

Nearby Images - Geograph.ie

Nearby Objects - Europeana


Close Reviews

Leave a Review