2003:1446 - Oristown, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Oristown

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1635

Author: Kieran Campbell, 6 St Ultan

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 680036m, N 775892m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.726546, -6.787162

Monitoring of groundworks took place on 7-8 October 2003 on a site for a dormer house in the townland of Oristown, Kells. There are a number of monuments in the general area. A linear earthwork (SMR 17:49), 500m to the north in the adjoining townland of Teltown, was partially destroyed in 1997 and subsequently excavated by John Waddell and Madeline O'Brien (Excavations 1997, No. 430; Excavations 1998, No. 519, 97E0301). Nothing of archaeological interest was observed during the monitoring.