2003:1019 - NEW STREET LOWER, KILKENNY, Kilkenny

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kilkenny Site name: NEW STREET LOWER, KILKENNY

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1318

Author: Ken Wiggins, Judith Carroll & Co. Ltd, 13 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 650445m, N 655557m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.648868, -7.254519

The site comprised a trapezoidal area outside/west of the line of the medieval town wall of Kilkenny, measuring up to 62.5m east–west by up to 28.5m. Testing by Neil O’Flanagan took place in September 2001 but revealed nothing of archaeological interest (Excavations 2001, No. 709, 01E0915).

Construction work (site-stripping and the digging of pits and trenches for foundation pads and ground-beams) was monitored in August and September 2003. No features of archaeological significance were uncovered. One artefact of interest was found, a fine clay-pipe bowl of mid-17th-century date, which was picked up during digging of one of the foundation pads.