ME01944 - BALLYNASKEA - Enclosure

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Located at the E end of a slight E-W ridge. A rectangular enclosure with rounded corners is visible on oblique aerial photographs (CUCAP: AHM 5, AVO 68). This is a subrectangular grass-covered area (dims 77m E-W; 58m N-S) with slightly higher corners defined largely by a scarp (at E: Wth 1.6m; H 1.4m), and traces of a fosse especially at N (Wth of top 4m; ext. D 0.2m). The interior rises to a platform (dims 32m x 32m) at the highest point against the perimeter at S. It was overlain by a N-S field bank in 1984 and the area W of this (dim. 13m E-W) had been levelled producing clear evidence of the vegetation mark an outer fosse (Wth 4-6m) in this area. The visible profile had been removed by 1995 (OSAP). 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: 27 August 2019

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

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53.4452, -6.81255

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