ME01868 - RATHREGAN - Settlement deserted - medieval

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Situated in a slight hollow in a gently undulating landscape. Vertical aerial photographs (GSIAP: N 294-5) from the 1970s show earthworks which had been reclaimed by 1985, although features were visible as parch marks in pasture (SMR file). Six rectangular house sites (dims c. 6m x c. 4m) could be seen in differential vegetation. Also there were remains of rectangular enclosures (dims. c. 30m x 20m) covering an area of about 5 acres (c. 2 ha) with a sunken roadway (Wth c. 7m) running N-S, to the W of the settlement. 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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53.4664, -6.52118

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