2003:1394 - Dunshaughlin, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Dunshaughlin

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1098

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 696830m, N 752722m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.515550, -6.539972

Monitoring of the redevelopment of a Statoil petrol station on the outskirts of Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, was carried out, as the development lay at the edge of the zone of archaeological potential for Dunshaughlin (RMP 44:33). Topsoil was removed by a mechanical excavator using a 2m-wide bucket. The stratigraphy recorded at the site was similar in all areas monitored. It consisted of 0.3m of topsoil and 0.5m of ploughsoil. Topsoil was grey/blue in colour and comprised hard clay with few stones, while the ploughsoil was mid-brown/grey loosely compacted silty clay with small to medium angular stones. The natural subsoil was grey/brown stony clay with some larger stones. No subsoil-cut archaeological features were uncovered during the monitoring of topsoil clearance of the site.