2003:1432 - River Boyne, Limekilnhill, Navan, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: River Boyne, Limekilnhill, Navan

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 02D091; 02R151

Author: David A. McCullough, 41 The Orchard, Kilkenny, for The Archaeological Diving Company Ltd.

Site type: Riverbed; no archaeological significance


ITM: E 687712m, N 766865m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.644216, -6.673437

The underwater visual assessment and metal-detector survey of the riverbed sediments of the River Boyne, Navan, Co. Meath, in advance of the bridge construction development of the R161-R153, did not reveal any archaeological features or artefacts. Numerous metal-detector hits were recorded, with all identified hits being modern debris. The riverbed was composed of bedrock on the upstream (south-east) and sand and river gravels downstream (north-west).