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BALLYNOE FORT. RECTANGULAR EARTHWORK: BALLYNOE FORT

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

This rectangular earthwork was partially excavated in 1973 in advance of its removal in the course of land improvement. The field is now improved and there are no visible remains. See SM7 file for excavation report. This site was descheduled in 1986. Protection: Descheduled

EARTHWORK

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Situated in low lying dried out bog which is liable to floods is a sub-rectangular earthen platform, 20.3 x 12.8m, with the remains of a low perimeter bank, 2.5m wide x 0.9m above external ditch,which is 1.3m wide x 0.2m deep. This site, which was identified from APs, is probably of some c...

EARTHWORK, possibly RATH

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

This site was reported by Forest Service as an earthwork in Portglenone Forest. The site is in the the woods on the E side of the road, c.70m from the road. It consists of a sub-circular bank, 4.2m wide & 0.7-1m high, enclosing an area 21.5-23.3m in diam. It is on a slight slope, but the i...

THE RELIG. GRAVEYARD ENCLOSURE: KILNACRUE, THE RELIG

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

A rectangular enclosure 17.5m NW-SE x 28m NE-SW, defined around most of the perimeter by a low bank up to 3m wide, but rarely exceeding 0.3m in height above the interior. At the SW end the bank is barely recognisable & the edge is marked by a gentle scarp falling c.0.4m to the outer ground...

EARTHWORK (site of)

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

It was reported in 1880 that Rathgael House sat on the site of an enclosure that occupied over 2 acres & had a double vallum (OLaverty). The house was demolished in 1960, & nothing of the enclosure can now be traced. It is possibly this site referred to in the Ulster Annals as Rath Guala w...

DEFENSIVE EARTHWORKS

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Near the R.Bann, this site is described in the OS memoirs as On each site of the Bann...three eighths of a statute mile above & below the Portna eel weirs, the bank on each side was fortified by trenches drawn parallel to the shore. Only one, on the Londonderry side is now visible.... Ther...

THE TWIN TOWERS. COUNTERSCARPED EARTHWORK: THE TWIN TOWERS (c.f. 015:003)

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

One of a pair with ANT 015:003. Superbly sited, overlooked from N, but with extensive views in all other directions, this is the westernmost of the two associated circular earthen enclosures which are aligned E-W and set approximately 12m apart. It is the smaller of the two, measuring 37...

ROUGH FORT. EARTHWORK: ROUGH FORT

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

A natural mound. Protection: Scheduled

EARTHWORK (O.S. memoir site, unlocated)

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

This site is described in the OS memoirs as on the McCloskey holding ...an oblong mound...80ft long & 27ft broad, convex on the top & c.3ft in height ... Local tradition says that it has not been laboured for the last 2 centuries ... they believe it to be a gentle spot & dangerous to be m...

C17th DITCH

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

In level ground on the NW side of Donegall St., opposite St.Annes Cathedral. Excavations at this site in 1990 in advance of development located the C17th ditch around Belfast. On the inner edge of the ditch basalt boulders & stones had been laid, probably as foundation of an upcast earthen...