2003:1290 - Stickillin, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: Stickillin

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0651

Author: Richard Clutterbuck, Cultural Resource Development Services Ltd, Unit 4, Dundrum Business Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 698680m, N 790504m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.854614, -6.500075

Monitoring of the groundworks for the development of a single house was carried out on 1 May 2003. The site is near SMR 17:16 (a holy well), 17:14 (a souterrain) and 17:15 (a church and graveyard). The groundworks were carried out by a mechanical excavator fitted with a 2m ditching bucket. Soil-stripping was carried out from the road, along the path of the driveway to the site, and over the footprint of the proposed house. All the topsoil was removed to the natural underlying subsoil; topsoil varied in depth from 0.2 to 0.6m. Nothing of archaeological significance was encountered.