Archaeological excavation (02E0462) of the enclosure (ME048-031001-) also recorded a NE-SW mill-race (Wth of top 2.6-4.3m; D 1.2-1.4m) that approached from the NE, and at the closest point c. 15m SE of the enclosure (ME048-031001-) it turned S. At this turning point, which was the widest and deepest point of the mill-race, the wooden base of the rectangular wheel-pit (dims 4.1m x 2.96m) was excavated, c.2m below ground level. Four oak floor-planks and three from the side-walls were in poor condition but a dendrochronological date of AD 1116-1134 was returned, suggesting that it was contemporary with Phase 3 of the enclosure. No evidence of the mill-house was recovered. A radiocarbon date of Cal. AD 1420-1640 was returned for bone from the upper fill of the mill-race. (Carlin and Clarke 2008, 75-8; Clarke 2008)
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of upload: 14 August 2019Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.