ME01894 - FIDORFE - Field system

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Situated on a level landscape that slopes down slightly to the N. An unmapped field system of small rectangular or square fields (dims c. 25m x c. 25m) defined by the cropmarks of ditches is visible on oblique aerial photographs (CUCAP: BGN 013-14) from 1971. They are also visible, although less distinct, on aerial photograph (LS AS 35BWN_00 059_03) taken by Leo Swan. It covers an area of about 12 ha. (c. 30 acres) with a concentrated area (dims c. 100m x c.100m) at the centre with smaller plots (dims c. 30m x c. 15m). No house sites are identifiable and the smaller plots could be associated with flax-growing. The fields are also visible on Google Earth (24/06/2018; 21/07/2021). (Feeley 2001, 40-1, No. 25) See the attached view from Google Earth (21/07/2021) 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. Date of revision: 23 May 2016 Amended: 17 December 2021

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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