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Antiville (from Irish: An Tigh Bhile, meaning "The House of the Old Tree") is a townland of 165 acres in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Larne and the historic barony of Glenarm Upper.


At Antiville, in a marshy area beside a tributary of the River Larne, a rectangular house and souterrain were discovered enclosed by a shallow ditch cut through the peat with a slight bank on the inner side. Eventually this was interpreted, not as a ringfort enclosure, but a means of draining excess water from the site. Radiocarbon dates from the supposed ringfort at Antiville were 544-644 AD and 695-936 AD.

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