1991:116 - CLONMEL: Kickham Street, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: CLONMEL: Kickham Street

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

Author: John Channing

Site type: Town defences

Period/Dating: Medieval (AD 400-AD 1600)

ITM: E 620245m, N 622550m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.354169, -7.702800

Investigations were conducted between the 2nd and 21st December 1991 in the area of Kickham St., Clonmel. This is on the north side of Clonmel, on the presumed line of the town wall.

Remains of the north-west tower and a portion of the town wall were uncovered. The tower is open backed and subcircular in plan. The tower wall, where uncovered, had an average thickness of c. 1.75m and survived to a depth of c. 1.35m. There were no surviving features in the segments excavated inside the tower.

The town wall survived to a lesser degree, being frequently cut by later features. The portions uncovered had an average thickness of 1.75m and depth of 2-3 courses (0.25m-0.3m). There was evidence to suggest the possible existence of a ditch outside the town wall, however due to later incursions a clear cross-section was not achieved. Further work is envisaged.

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