2002:0434 - Balloo, Down

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Down Site name: Balloo

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/02/55

Author: Eoin Halpin, ADS Ltd, Unit 48, Westlink Enterprise Centre, 30–50 Distillery Street, Belfast BT12 5BJ.

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 750319m, N 879195m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.638533, -5.671297

It was proposed to develop a greenfield area as an extension to the existing Balloo Industrial Estate. There were no known sites of archaeological importance in the area to be developed. The nearest sites, SMR 2:21 and 2:22, an earthwork and a rath, lie c. 500m to the west and will not be affected by the proposed works. Topsoil-stripping was monitored. Although a number of modern drains, field boundaries and patches of modern agricultural disturbance were found, nothing of archaeological significance was uncovered.