2003:1109 - CHURCH STREET, DRUMSHANBO, Leitrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Leitrim Site name: CHURCH STREET, DRUMSHANBO

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0180

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 597123m, N 811126m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.049287, -8.043933

The proposed development on Church Street, Drumshanbo, is to consist of a small addition to a recently refurbished schoolhouse. The site is located near the Church of Ireland graveyard. Monitoring of excavation works associated with the development was carried out on 21 February 2003. Prior to excavation, a stone wall was removed from the site and, with the existing hard standing, an area measuring roughly 3m north–south by 1.5m was left to be excavated. All excavation work was carried out by machine. The total depth of material excavated was 0.4–0.5m and consisted of sod and a dark-brown clay, with considerable inclusions of rubble, red brick and modern rubbish. No archaeological features or finds were revealed during the course of the excavation.