2003:1426 - Canon Row, Navan, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Canon Row, Navan

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 25:44 Licence number: 03E1314

Author: Alan Hayden, Archaeological Projects Ltd, 27 Coulson Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin 6.

Site type: Medieval suburban


ITM: E 686639m, N 767830m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.653060, -6.689391

Five trenches were mechanically excavated on 3 September 2003. Silt-filled pits, gullies and ditches survived at the south end of the site beneath a layer of medieval cultivated soil. Many contained medieval pottery. Cultivation furrows and gullies containing medieval pottery survived also at the north end beneath a layer of medieval cultivated soil. No features survived at the centre of the site, where a natural gravel ridge rose to modern ground level. As the proposed development included a basement over the whole site, excavation of the surviving features was recommended.