Located within the town of Ratoath, between the motte and bailey and the church. Archaeological monitoring (01E1173) by F. O’Carroll of the line of a sewer under the footpath (D c. 0.6-1.6m) adjacent to the extended graveyard (ME044-034017-) and on the line of a new road constructed in 1795 identified a number of features (excavations.ie 2001: 1042). A ditch (max. Wth 1.3m; D 0.4m) c. 20m inside the linear boundary ditch (ME044-034012-) of the settlement was exposed in the sewer trench and extended S from it. The ditch was filled with a grey/blue compact layer that produced post-medieval pottery and butchered animal bones. It was probably a property boundary.
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of upload: 9 December 2021
O’Carroll, F. 2002 Archaeological monitoring at Kentstown Road, Ratoath, Co. Meath. Licence No. 01E1173. Unpublished report, CRDS
Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage