ME01865 - ENNISTOWN - Enclosure

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Located on a low NW-SE ridge. This monument is depicted as a D-shaped embanked enclosure backing onto the townland boundary with Mullinam at E and S, and with an internal oval quarry pit on the 1836 edition of the OS 6-inch map where it is described as a ‘Fort’. It is represented as a D-shaped hachured feature backing onto the townland boundary on the 1908 edition. The N and W boundaries were removed in the 1960s when bones were said to have been found. It was described in 1969 (SMR file) as a subrectangular area (dims c. 73m NW-SE; c. 30m NE-SW) that was stony at its N edge. A house had been built on it by 1995 (OSIAP). 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: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
ENNISTOWN, Meath
GPS:
53.4719, -6.4682
SMRS:
ME044-025----
what3words:
irregular.derived.cookers

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