2003:1433 - 17 Ludlow Street, Navan, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: 17 Ludlow Street, Navan

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0997

Author: Rosanne Meenan, Roestown, Drumree, Co. Meath.

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 686786m, N 767627m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.651212, -6.687225

This licence was issued to cover groundworks on the site formerly occupied by the Palace Cinema, Navan, inside the walled town and zone of archaeological potential. The only excavation work necessary was for the foundation of a fire escape which lies in an adjoining property. The excavation for the foundation pad took place at the extreme western end of the south wall of the cinema building. Black garden soil to a depth of 2.5m was removed. A large quantity of bottles and black crocks was contained within the soil. The bottles were mainly for stout, several marked ‘Saorstát Éireann’. There was no evidence during monitoring for the survival of medieval material or for any material earlier than the 1930s.