ME01994 - BLACKHALL BIG - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a level landscape. This is described in 1969 (SMR file) as a subcircular area (dims 47.5m E-W; 38m NW-SE) defined by a slight earthen bank (Wth of base 5-7.5m; int. H 0.2-0.3m; ext. H 1m at S to 2.4m at NW), with an external round-bottomed fosse (at NNW: Wth of top 8m; ext. D 0.8m) recut as a flat-bottomed drain (at SSE: Wth of top 5.5m; Wth of base 1.5m; ext. D 2.2m) E-S-NW. The entrance is a slight gap in the bank (Wth 2.6m) at NE, but there is no causeway. 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 upload: 10 July 2007 Amended: 26 October 2021

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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