NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kilkenny Site name: GREEN STREET/MILL STREET, CALLAN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 26:10 Licence number: 98E0512

Author: Sheila Lane, 1 Charlemont Heights, Coach Hill, Rochestown, Cork.

Site type: Graveyard


ITM: E 650375m, N 656577m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.658037, -7.255393

The site comprises a yard to the rear of a small hotel that adjoins the graveyard and medieval church of St Mary's. One test-trench was opened to a depth of 300mm in the yard close to the graveyard on 4 November 1998. Some disarticulated and broken human bones were found. The trench was closed, and the developer was advised that no further disturbance should take place in that area. Following this, foundation trenches for an extension to the building were monitored. Some broken human bones were recovered in the trenches and were reinterred in the south-east corner of the development site.