ME01924 - ANNEVILLE or CLONARD OLD - Castle - motte

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Situated on the flood-plain of the NW-SE Clonard River or Kilwarden River, with the stream c. 50m to the SW. This is a flat-topped, steep-sided and grass-covered earthen mound (diam. of top 14m; diam. of base 48m; H 9.5m) with some trees including an elm on to the summit. It is defined by a fosse with an external bank which broadens out into possible bailey (Wth c. 10m) SE-SW. The early church site of St Finian that became the medieval parish church (ME047-007001-) is c. 270m to the ESE, and the motte could be integrated with the field system (ME047-008----). The ringwork (ME047-005----) is across the river, c. 70m to the SW. 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: 3 June 2016

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
ANNEVILLE or CLONARD OLD, Meath
GPS:
53.4518, -7.01099
SMRS:
ME047-004----
what3words:
summers.drowsy.patient

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