1998:012 - CARLOW: Mill Lane, Carlow

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Carlow Site name: CARLOW: Mill Lane

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 98E0058

Author: Martin Reid

Site type: Excavation - miscellaneous

Period/Dating: Undetermined

ITM: E 671435m, N 677138m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.840448, -6.939679

The development site at Mill Brook, Mill Lane, Carlow, was tested on 7 February 1998. It lies in the low-lying flood-plain immediately west of Carlow Castle and beside the River Barrow. Two test-trenches were excavated by mechanical digger.

Warehouse buildings had recently been demolished and removed from the site, and discarded stoneware bottles stamped 'Corcoran & Co. Carlow, Estd. 1827' were noted in profusion. Deposits consisted of river silts and gravels with no early structural remains. One surprising find was an intact human tibia, and this led to a recommendation that further groundworks be archaeologically monitored.

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