ME02001 - PAGESTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a slight S-facing slope. This is a raised circular and grass-covered area (diam. 55.5m ENE-WSW; 51.5m NNW-SSE) defined by a fosse (Wth of top 8m at ENE to 15m at S; int. D 1.6-2m; ext. D 0.7m at ENE to 1.6m at S) and an outer bank (Wth of base 10m at WSW to 15m at ENE; Wth of top 1m at S to 12m at ENE; ext. H 1.8m at WSW to 2.3m at ENE-S) and a slight outer fosse (Wth of top 9-13m; Wth of base 2m; ext. D 0.3-0.5m). A field bank (Wth of base 6m; int. H 0.5m; ext. H 2.3m) is built on the outer edge of the bank and forms the townland boundary with Killowen to the E from NE-ESE where the outer fosse is transformed into a drain (Wth of top 6.5m; Wth of base 1m; ext. D 2m) (max. ext. diam. 107m ENE-WSW). There is an entrance in the bank with the remains of a causeway across the fosse is at E. 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: 29 October 2021, 24 March 2023

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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