This is medieval house 9, which is located partly over but mostly just W of medieval house 7 on the E side of the mound and over the fill of the lower ditch. It is separated stratigraphically from medieval houses 8 and 7 which are in the same area but lie under it. The poorly preserved house consisted of parts of the N (L 2.2m) and S (L 2.4m) walls that are 1.8-2.4m apart, and a hard compact brown clay floor where there was a paved hearth (dims 0.45m x 0.4m). There was no clear evidence of the E and W walls and the floor sloped down steeply to the E (H 0.9m). (Eogan 2012, 129-31)
True location: ITM (699648, 773439)
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of upload: 26 November 2013
Amended: 17 September 2020
See the attached illustrations:
_1 Early medieval features from Knowth 5, Fig. 4:1
_2 House plan from Knowth 5, Fig. 4:28Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.