2003:1429 - Flower Hill, Navan, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Flower Hill, Navan

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 25:44 Licence number: 03E1533

Author: Daniel Noonan, The Archaeology Company, Birr Technology Centre, Mill Island, Birr, Co. Offaly.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 628685m, N 726838m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.658064, -6.677378

Monitoring of the ground disturbance works associated with a portion of a development site at Flower Hill, Navan, was carried out between 1 and 5 October 2003. The proposed development comprises a residential and retail development consisting of a series of apartment units, three retail units and a boat-launching facility alongside the River Boyne. The western area of the site was tested by Ellen OCarroll (No. 1428 above, 03E1352). The eastern area of the site could not be tested in the pre-planning stage, as it contained numerous service pipes, but it was monitored during this phase of the construction works. The development occurs within the zone of archaeological potential for Navan but is outside the medieval walled town.

The site is long and rectangular, running in an easterly direction from Pollboy Street, with Flower Hill bounding the northern edge and the River Boyne bounding the southern edge. No finds or features of archaeological interest were recorded during this phase of works.