ME01969 - CULCOR - Field system

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Situated on the E-facing slope of a broad N-S ridge. Earthworks, covering an area of about 17 ha (c. 42 acres) are visible on aerial photographs (GSIAP: N 604, 605) occupying two modern fields. In the N field silted ditches create large rectangular fields (dims c. 50-100m x 40-60m). In the S field the plots are more varied in size (dims 27m x 16m to 145m x 60m) and the relict banks (Wth of base c. 5m; H c. 0.3m) and silted ditches (Wth c. 3-4m; D c. 0.6-0.8m) are generally parallel with the present field boundaries. A relatively narrow NW-SE strip (Wth 13-16) defined by ditches and extending through the length of the field (L c. 200m) close to its centre could be a roadway and it separates fairly regular rectangular plots to the SW with a circular enclosure (ME049-008----) where the boundaries are more chaotic in its vicinity. 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: 10 July 2007 Rectangular fields (dims. from c. 30m by 20m to 150m by 60m) defined by banks, scarps and ditches covering c. 40 acres.

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

Monument Details

Address:
CULCOR, Meath
GPS:
53.4399, -6.69505
SMRS:
ME049-007----
what3words:
shrank.grinned.chess

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