2003:1456 - Dunshaughlin Road, Ratoath, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Dunshaughlin Road, Ratoath

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1898

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 701879m, N 751913m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.507321, -6.464136

Testing immediately east of the current development site in March 2001 (‘Streamstown’ development) revealed nothing of archaeological interest (Excavations 2001, No. 1044, 01E0275). The current development will be an extension of the earlier one. The site lies at the north end of a long narrow garden. The houses on either side have similar long narrow gardens. These plots may represent a medieval strip pattern similar to the pattern at Newcastle Lyons, Co. Dublin. A bank and drain forms the boundary along the west side of the plot and there is a deep drain at the north end of the plot.

Three trenches tested the locations of the four two-storey semi-detached houses (in two blocks of two). Nothing of archaeological significance was exposed.