Description

NAVAN LIDAR INTRO

NI SMR No.: ARM 012:015

Monument Type: Large circular enclosure, possible barrow and mound

The enclosure is defined by a massive bank with an inner ditch, enclosing an area of c.12 acres. Within the enclosure is a much ploughed ringwork which survives mainly as a wide shallow ditch c.50m diam and a large mound 50m diam x 5m high. Excavation showed that beneath the mound had been a huge structure of concentric rings of posts which had been filled with a cairn of boulders. There were also traces of houses, rebuilt on the same spot several times. See SM7 for details of the site & excavations. An archaeological evaluation was carried out on a site 300m SE of Navan Fort, prior to development; no archaeological features were identified [G&L, 2007]. Topsoil stripping from a site 100m W of the fort was carried out under archaeological supervision; no features of archaeological significance were noted [NAC, 2010]

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