ME01858 - PORTAN - Enclosure

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Situated on a fairly level landscape. This is a rectangular grass-covered area (dims 24m NNE-SSW; 19m NWW-SSE) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 5.5-7m; int. H 0.3-0.6m; ext. H 0.9-1.4m) at N and S but the bank is slighter (Wth of base 3.2m; H 0.3m) at W and absent at E. There is an outer fosse or moat (Wth of top 6m; ext. D 0.1-0.3m) at N and S which is absent at W and more substantial (Wth of top 4m) at E. 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 upload: 10 July 2007 Amended: 22 November 2021

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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