200:925 - SITE 15, KILL, Kildare

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kildare Site name: SITE 15, KILL

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0206

Author: Thaddeus C. Breen, 13 Wainsfort Crescent, Dublin 6W, for Valerie J. Keeley Ltd.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 664428m, N 709372m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.130985, -7.037254

Testing took place at the point where the line of the proposed M7 Heath–Mayfield Motorway Scheme was crossed by a stretch of road which was originally part of the road from Monasterevin to Nurney. As it meets the present R147 opposite the east gate of Moore Abbey Demesne, it may have been a medieval road leading to the abbey.
Two trenches, 8m by 2m and 7.5m by 2m, respectively, were excavated across the road by machine. The artificial road surface of tarmacadam and underlying crushed stone ranged in thickness from 0.14 to 0.18m. This overlay natural yellow clay, very compacted but otherwise undisturbed. The crushed stone was probably the modern base for the tarmacadam. No earlier surface could be distinguished.