2003:1047 - LOW STREET, THOMASTOWN, Kilkenny

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kilkenny Site name: LOW STREET, THOMASTOWN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 28:40 Licence number: 03E0811

Author: Sheila Lane, AE House, Monahan Road, Cork.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 658501m, N 641899m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.525310, -7.137895

Planning permission was granted for the development of a dwelling-house at Low Street, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, with a condition which required testing and a building survey. The development falls within the zone of archaeological potential for the town and is near the possible line of the town defences along the eastern perimeter of the site. The site comprises an existing structure facing onto a riverside path to the south, with a yard on the north side. This structure, located in the area of the proposed development, was inspected and photographed. The building had been much altered in the recent past and was in poor condition. However, the rear wall remained in fairly good condition and was to be retained. The lower part of this wall probably incorporated part of the earlier quay wall, with the upper portion being added at a later date. It is proposed to construct the dwelling-house some distance inside this wall. Two trenches were opened. They comprised a mid-brown fill of soil with loose rubble to a depth of c. 1m. No finds or features of an archaeological nature were noted in the trenches.