ME03131 - Unknown - Settlement deserted - medieval

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Located at the bottom of the E-facing slope of the broad Hill of Ward or Tlachta. An area of habitation plots, fields and a sunken hollow way were identified on LiDAR material within a subrectangular field (max. dims c. 350m NE-SW: c. 170m NW-SE) (Davis, 2011, 39) before it was partially ploughed. There is evidence of narrow land divisions (dims c. 65m plus NE-SW; c. 25m NW-SE; H 0.2-3m) running along the W side of the area with a larger rectangular field (dims 120m NW-SE; c. 100m NE-SW) just to the E. This large enclosure has a raised rectangular area (dims c. 28m x c. 14m) at the E angle and a raised circular feature (diam. c. 25m; H 0.6m) outside the W angle, which is interpreted as a possible windmill mound. A remote sensing survey (12R0058) recovered evidence of two three-roomed house sites (dims c. 15m NW-SE; c. 4-5m NE-SW) located on a NNW-SSE street or hollow way that are probably associated with the smaller W fields. Three areas that are interpreted as possible middens were also identified. (Davis 2017, 7) Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revised upload: 21 April 2017

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

Monument Details

Unknown, Meath
53.6262, -6.8752

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