2003:1339 - Moyne, Mayo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Mayo Site name: Moyne

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0178

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 524072m, N 749043m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.485925, -9.144043

Pre-development testing of a house and garage development was carried out at Moyne, Headford, Co. Mayo, on 19 February 2003. The proposed development was near a castle (SMR 123:69).

The testing consisted of the excavation (by machine) of six trenches. The stratigraphy consisted of topsoil, above grey loose loamy sand, orange/grey/brown friable silt loam and orange/brown firm silty clay loam. Three sherds of modern pottery were recovered from the topsoil during testing.

The grey loose loamy sand, orange/brown firm silty clay loam and orange/grey/brown friable silt loam were sterile natural subsoils. The testing revealed undisturbed natural stratigraphy.