2003:1388 - Navan Road, Duleek, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Navan Road, Duleek

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1895

Author: Ellen OCarroll, The Archaeology Company, Office 1, 17 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 687032m, N 767814m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.654750, -6.422175

Pre-development testing was carried out at Navan Road, Duleek, Co. Meath. The development included 74 houses on a greenfield site and the erection of a Bord na Móna waste treatment plant. Testing was required, as the development site is near Duleek town (SMR 27:38), and because of its relatively large size (ten acres). Eleven long trenches were excavated throughout the site, mainly along the footprint of the proposed housing. The upper 0.5m of stratigraphy in all trenches comprised light-brown silty clay with some small stones. The silty clay lay on mottled yellow/grey stony boulder clay. There were no archaeological deposits recorded during the testing.