ME01958 - BALLYCARN - Enclosure

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Situated on a level low-lying landscape with the NNE-SSW Ballycarron River, a tributary of the SE-NW Blackwater River, c. 230m to the E. The outline of these features is depicted on the 1836 edition of the OS 6-inch map, and oblique aerial photographs (CUCAP: APE 11; AVO 75) show a rectangular enclosure (dims. c. 30m NNE-SSW, c. 25m WNW-ESE) defined by earthen banks with outer fosses or moats separated from a second rectangular enclosure (dims c. 35m NNE-SSW; c. 30m WNW-ESE) just to the W by a NNE-SSW roadway (Wth c. 5m). These enclosures are at the N end of two larger associated rectangular fields (dims c. 95-100m NNE-SSW; c. 70m WNW-ESE), one of which had a large quarry (diam. c. 20m). The earthworks had not survived by 1985 (SMR file), but they are visible as cropmarks on Google Earth (28/06/2018). 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: 14 August 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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