2003:1436 - Mill Lane, Navan, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Mill Lane, Navan

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0004

Author: Ian Russell, Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd, Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Site type: 19th-century disturbance


ITM: E 687083m, N 768112m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.655518, -6.682603

Monitoring was conducted during groundworks associated with the construction of a residential development at Mill Lane, Navan. A number of industrial stone buildings had been cut into the natural clay and bedrock during the late 19th century. The rear yard of the buildings was covered with a concrete surface, which was laid above a layer of dark-brown clay containing fragments of concrete, red brick, glass, china and plastic. This layer lay directly above the natural clay and bedrock and the bole of a nearby tree. The northern portion of the site was sloped and overgrown and consisted of a dark-brown loam containing fragments of concrete, brick, plastics and china fragments.

The area had been extensively disturbed over the years. No archaeological features or deposits were exposed during monitoring.