This Neolithic House Site, No. 1, is part of Eogan's Phase 3 Decorated Pottery complex: Domestic activity - Zone D, which is now called Middle Neolithic. It is associated with the construction of the tombs and dated to c. 3500-2900 cal. BC (Eogan and Cleary 2017, 41). House 1 was located underneath the mound of the main passage tomb, Tomb 1C, at NE and was just W of Tomb 16 that was partially incorporated into the same mound. It was only partially excavated and its NE edge is cut by the ditch of the rath (ME019-030040-) but it consists of the remains of a possible circular building (diam. c. 7m) containing two hearths. It was built on the bare subsoil and was succeeded immediately by material from the outer part of the great mound. Its habitation layer produced some cattle bones as well as some flints and sherds from 4 decorated vessels. (Eogan and Roche 1997, 52-4, 65)
True location: ITM (669634, 773481)
Compiled by: Caimin O'Brien
Date of upload: 25 November 2013
Amended: 17 September 2020
See the attached plans:
_1 Cemetery plan from Knowth 6, Fig. 2:1
_2 House plan from Knowth 2, Fig. 8Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.