2003:1227 - CARLINGFORD: Dundalk Street, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: CARLINGFORD: Dundalk Street

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0812

Author: Ellen OCarroll, The Archaeology Company

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

ITM: E 718823m, N 811291m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.037103, -6.185967

Pre-development testing took place at Dundalk Street, Carlingford, Co. Louth. The proposed development occurs within SMR 5:42, the town, in the Liberties of Carlingford. Four trenches were excavated, three in the enclosed garden area and one in the yard area close to the street front. The stratigraphy was uniform throughout the trenches. The upper 0.8m (A horizon) comprised dark-brown silty clay. This overlay the C horizon, with no perceptible presence of a B horizon or occupation material. The C horizon/natural subsoil was comprised of a yellow/orange boulder clay.

The trench excavated in the yard area comprised 0.1m of concrete overlying 0.4m of modern rubble comprised of large stones and red bricks. The natural boulder clay, which was green-grey at this point, was located underneath the modern rubble. Nothing of archaeological significance was recorded during the testing.

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