1990:103 - Nos. 66-73 Main Street, Cashel, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: Nos. 66-73 Main Street, Cashel

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

Author: Alan Hayden, 14 Waterloo Road, Dublin 4.

Site type: Urban medieval

ITM: E 607449m, N 640547m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.516247, -7.890254

Proposed development of the area of No. 73, and to the rear of Nos. 66-72 Main Street, Cashel, necessitated the excavation of archaeological test pits.

The site was bounded on the south-east by a medieval street (Main St.) and on the north-west by the line of the town wall.

Eighteen test pits were opened by mechanical excavator as part of the preliminary site investigations financed by the landowner, in late January-early February, 1990.

Deposits of archaeological interest were only encountered in one of the test pits. This was located close to the Main Street frontage. Between 0.52m and 1.04m below present ground level, a series of layers of clay and lenses of charcoal, was noted. These possibly represented house floors. Though no finds were uncovered, the ‘floors’ were probably of medieval date.