2003:1302 - Ballinrobe Demesne, Mayo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Mayo Site name: Ballinrobe Demesne

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0934

Author: Richard Crumlish, 61 An Cladrach, Castlebar Road, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 517957m, N 763864m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.618166, -9.240055

Monitoring of groundworks associated with the construction of a dwelling-house and domestic garage, with connection to public services, was carried out in Ballinrobe Demesne townland, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, on 23 July 2003. The proposed development was 90m from a possible stone circle (SMR 118:134). The site was a field of pasture and rock outcrop.

The site development works consisted of the stripping of the driveway, house and garage. The stratigraphy consisted of topsoil above orange/grey/brown friable silt loam (natural subsoil) and bedrock, which outcropped in places. One sherd of modern pottery and one rusted horseshoe were recovered from the topsoil.