1991:090 - Maiden St., Newcastle West, Limerick

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Limerick Site name: Maiden St., Newcastle West

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 036:067 Licence number:

Author: Celie O Rahilly, c/o Planning Dept., Limerick Corporation, City Hall, Limerick.

Site type: Urban medieval

ITM: E 527866m, N 633749m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.450434, -9.061211

Five cuttings were investigated along the Maiden St frontage. It was not possible to go any further back: the garden plots behind the cottages were stretching either below demolition rubble or were actually located at such a high level as to be inaccessible by the machine. It would appear that the ground for the cottages was levelled by cutting into the steep slope behind. In each of the cuts, natural deposits occurred below the demolition rubble. Nothing of archaeological interest was noted.