1991:011 - TURNAROBERT, Antrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Antrim Site name: TURNAROBERT

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR Ant 13:10 Licence number:

Author: B.B. Williams, Historic Monuments and Buildings Branch, DOE(NI)

Site type: Souterrain

Period/Dating: Early Medieval (AD 400-AD 1099)

ITM: E 707628m, N 933183m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 55.134299, -6.312117

South of Armoy round tower, the northern end of the natural hill with traces of an enclosing perimeter bank on its summit was removed in a road scheme and archaeological features were exposed. These included a souterrain, on which the rescue work was concentrated. The roof lintels had been removed in antiquity and the drystone-walled chamber, about 1.4m deep, had been filled with earth and stones. A side chamber set at a slightly higher level survived in places to a height of 0.4m, or two courses. Finds consisted of sherds of souterrain ware, a furnace bottom and human bones.