Situated some 30m E of main mound (ME019-045----) at Newgrange, this site, on excavation, was shown to be a kerbed mound , c. 20m in diam., with orthostats and sockets representing a passage-tomb with a single side chamber, opening to SSE. A decorated stone basin was found in the end chamber. An orthostat fragment also bore megalithic art (O'Kelly et. al. 1978, 249-352). Identified by O'Kelly (1978, 47) as Site Z in his Guide to Newgrange. Semi-circular arc of enclosing element of tomb can be seen on Google Earth aerial photographs taken 12 November 2005.
See attached Google Earth image showing semi-circular arc of enclosing element of tomb. See attached pdf showing contour plan of Newgrange which shows location of tombs Z and Z1 (ME019-044003-), taken from Kelly et. al. 1978, 253.
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.
Date of upload/revision: 07 November 2013Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage