2003:1204 - Corclaragh, Longford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Longford Site name: Corclaragh

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 15:70 Licence number: 03E1380

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 630322m, N 772424m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.700639, -7.540813

The proposed development, to consist of a house, access and septic tank/percolation area, is located a few miles outside Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford. Monitoring of excavation works associated with the development were carried out on 29 August 2003. The site is near an enclosure located to the north-east. There were no visible archaeological features within the area of the proposed development. Excavation work was carried out by machine. The sod and topsoil consisted of a rich brown clay with small stones and some modern crockery. It ranged between 0.2 and 0.3m deep. This layer rested on a light-brown natural clay with decayed stone. No archaeological features or finds were revealed during the course of the excavation.