ME02490 - KNOWTH - House - early medieval

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Fifteen house sites (ME019-030041-/030050-; ME019-030071-/030075-) dating to tenth - eleventh centuries AD have been recovered in excavation of upper levels of passage-tomb mound (ME019-030001-) (Eogan 2012, 86). Only one house site, House No. 15 on Eogan's plan of Knowth was not located on the passage tomb mound. This house site was located NE of the main passage tomb and immediately S of passage tomb 15 (ME019-030015-). Iron, bronze and enamel working areas have been identified (Eogan and Byrne 1968, 354-65; Eogan 1974, 87-111; Eogan 1984, 7). Recorded by Eogan (2012, 87) as House 8 on his plan of Knowth. According to Eogan (2012, 86) the 'houses were generally rectangular in plan, in a number of cases with rounded wall corners, and most had paved stone floors. Their dimensions varied from 6-12m in length and 3.50-6.25m in width. Structural details were confined to the surviving portions of the bases of dry-stone perimeter walls'. Compiled by: Caimin O'Brien Date of upload: 26 November 2013

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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