ME01837 - LEONARDSTOWN - Field system

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Situated on a fairly level landscape. Relict field banks covering about 2.5 ha (c. 6 acres) are visible on an oblique aerial photograph (CUCAP: APE 7). The banks (Wth c. 3-5m; H up to 0.8m) and scarps (H c. 0.5m) create small rectangular, grass-covered plots (dims c. 14m x c. 16m to c. 20m x c. 30m) with wide silted ditches (Wth c. 3-4m; D c. 0.5m) between them. No house platforms were recognised. Archaeological testing (07E0660) by C. Duffy immediately to the NE produced no related material ( 2007:1348). Further archaeological testing (09E0021) by C. Duffy at the E edge of the area had a similar result (excavations 2009:649). In 2016 archaeological testing (16E0308) by I. Russell just to the NW produced no related material ( 2016:456). 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: 26 August 2019 Amended: 16 February 2021, 29 December 2022

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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