1995:010 - 'Haughey's Fort', Tray, Armagh

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Armagh Site name: 'Haughey's Fort', Tray

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 12:13 Licence number:

Author: James Mallory, Dept. of Archaeology, School of Geosciences, Queen's University, Belfast.

Site type: Bronze Age enclosure

ITM: E 683434m, N 845303m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.349570, -6.716638

A magnetometry survey was carried out by American archaeologists, locating ditches and other features in a field owned by ‘Navan at Armagh’. A subsequent excavation opened up 213m2 to investigate them.

Two of the three ditches located extended into the three trenches; the inner ditch contained a framework of stakes and cross-beams, and in the middle ditch, 5.9m wide and 2.4m deep, were sherds of Late Bronze Age and Early Christian pottery. An occupation layer within the confines of the inner ditch contained arcs of stake-holes and Late Bronze Age finds, including a disc-headed pin and the remains of around twenty pots. There was the suggestion of a causeway across the inner ditch in the east of the monument.