2003:1422 - Mornington, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Mornington

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0009

Author: Aidan O'Connell, Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd, Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 714588m, N 775878m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.719977, -6.263816

A second phase of testing was undertaken at the site of a proposed housing development at Mornington, Co. Meath. The initial phase was undertaken by Donald Murphy (Excavations 2002, No. 1494, 02E1162) and concentrated on the western portion of the site. A further six test-trenches were excavated as part of the second phase of assessment. Five of these were excavated in the eastern portion of the site, with the remaining trench located towards the south-west. Sod and topsoil were recorded at an average depth of 0.35m and directly overlay the natural mid-orange/brown sandy clay. No archaeological deposits or artefacts were exposed.