2003:1093 - CARRICKFAD, Leitrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Leitrim Site name: CARRICKFAD

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 10:14 Licence number: 03E0069

Author: Christopher Read, North West Archaeological Services Ltd, Cloonfad Cottage, Cloonfad, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 578019m, N 836975m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.281094, -8.337539

The proposed development at Carrickfad, Fivemilebourne, is to consist of a house, access and septic tank/percolation area on a half-acre site which is near a ringfort. Monitoring of excavation works was carried out on 20 January 2003. Topsoil consisted of a dark-brown clay with small stones. It ranged between 0.2 and 0.35m deep, being deeper to the west. This layer rested on natural subsoil consisting of a light-grey to yellow clay. There was no evidence of any archaeological activity on the site.