ME02590 - NEWTOWN - Castle - tower house

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Situated on a level landscape c. 50m from a WSW-ENE section of the River Boyne, and on the W side of the cloister garth of Newtown Abbey (ME036-049003-). It is at least a two-storey structure (ext. dims 13.85m E-W; 9.15m N-S) that has an E-W barrel-vault, now destroyed, over the ground floor. There is a newel stairs in a projecting tower at the NE angle, and there is a fireplace in the S wall at the first floor. 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. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revision: 17 February 2015

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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