- Millquarter, Co. Wexford, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: Millquarter, Co. Wexford

Sites and Monuments Record No.: WX030-051SMR WX030-053 Licence number:

Author:

Site type: Early medieval graves

ITM: E 679273m, N 626320m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.382686, -6.835543

In December 1934 a long cist was discovered during ploughing on a farm at Millquarter or Oldross, Co. Wexford.30 It was aligned north-west/south-east and measured approximately 1.8m long by 0.6m wide by 0.6m deep. The end stones were missing, and one of the covering slabs also appeared to have been removed. Human remains do not appear to have been found in the cist, and the only artefact found was a piece of late medieval pottery, which was found a few feet from the cist. According to Fr Cloney, who reported the site to the Museum, the site was apparently the foundation site of St Abban. The archaeological inventory of County Wexford lists a church site very close to the site of the burial. This was apparently the parish church of Old Ross,31 and the presence of a cross-inscribed pillar would suggest an early date for the foundation of the church. It is possible that the long cist was associated with this site.

30. Parish of Oldross, barony of Bantry. WX030-051——. IGR 279340 126270.
31. SMR WX030-053——. IGR 27982 12732.