1976:052 - DROGHEDA TOWN: John Street, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: DROGHEDA TOWN: John Street

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number:

Author: R. O Fhloinn, National Museum of Ireland

Site type: Habitation site

Period/Dating: Multi-period

ITM: E 707728m, N 775018m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.713710, -6.368013

The laying of a pipe trench in connection with roadworks uncovered occupation debris of medieval date. The trench straddled the SW portion of the town wall. Archaeological deposits at least 1.5m deep were observed in one area.
In surface collection of the spoil some 400 pot sherds mainly of 13-/14th-century date were recovered. The pottery was largely of local manufacture but 1/6th of the total consisted of imported French wares and a few sherds of Ham Green ware. Non-pottery finds included iron nails, a roof slate and some leather. A small quantity of post-medieval sherds was also recovered.