|Approaching sunset on June 5th from Redmountain, looking towards Newgrange and Knowth.|
|The stone cross and well on an old OS map.|
In early June, I reported this "find" by email to archaeologist Geraldine Stout of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, whom I know very well. Geraldine said that she hadn't seen this feature before and would refer it to the local contact in Meath, Michael Moore, who works on the Archaeological Survey of Ireland.
Well I'm glad to report that these features have been added to the SMR. However, it seems that upon investigation, sadly there is now no sign of any stone cross or well at this location, and no information available locally about them.
|The cross and well are now in the SMR, but sadly there is no evidence of them now.|
Description: Marked only on the 1915 ed. of the OS 6-inch map at a well where it is described in italic lettering as a ‘Stone Cross’. It is situated on a N and W-facing slope on the SE side of a NE-SW field bank that has a drain on its SE side and a large tree at the location. There is no evidence of a cross or a well here and there is no local information available.
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of upload: 11 September, 2015
Date of last visit: 31 August 2015
|The Stone Cross and Well are within the range of azimuths covered by the Newgrange winter solstice alignment.|