2003:999 - MAIN STREET, GOWRAN, Kilkenny

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kilkenny Site name: MAIN STREET, GOWRAN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 20:60 Licence number: 03E0784

Author: Patrick Neary, 24 Talbots Inch Village, Kilkenny.

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 663199m, N 653506m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.629093, -7.066462

Pre-development testing was carried out on this site. Three trenches were dug and a clay floor interpreted as being from the house belonging to a Mr Sandbeach, depicted on a map of 1710, was found, along with the wall foundations of a subsequent development of cottages shown on the first-edition OS map of 1839. The site lies close to the line of the town defences, near the location of the stone gatehouse at the western end of the town’s main street.