ME01936 - BALLINDERRY - Moated site

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Situated on a slight W-facing slope with a SE-NW section of the S-N Blackwater River c. 40m to the SW. This is a rectangular grass and reed-covered area (dims 108m NW-SE; 56m NE-SW) defined by an earthen bank best preserved at NW (Wth of base 8m; int. H 2.8m) separated by a moat (at NW: Wth of base 5m) from an outer earthen bank (at NW: Wth of base 5m; H 1m) on three sides with the remains of bank or scarp of the river terrace only on NE side. At the NW of the interior is a raised rectangular grass-covered platform (dims. 35m NW-SE, 19m NE-SW, H 1.9-2.2m). The SE part (int. dims 54m NE-SW; 52m NW-SE) of the moated site has an earthen bank (Wth 4m; H 1m) crossing it E-W, and a sunken area (dims 25m NW-SE; 7m NE-SW; D 0.6m) inside the S angle could be a fish-pond or a quarry. 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 revision: 13 August 2019

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

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