2003:1470 - Commons, Trim, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Commons, Trim

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 36:48 Licence number: 03E0028

Author: Robert O'Hara, Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd, Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 679801m, N 756867m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.555644, -6.795619

An assessment was undertaken in the grounds of Trim Garda Station, Trim, Co. Meath. The site is directly opposite King John’s Castle. Four trenches were mechanically excavated. The first trench at the eastern boundary of the site was 40m long and a maximum depth of 1.45m. It comprised peat and introduced soil above the natural marl deposit. The other three trenches at the north and east of the site were 7-24m long and 1.8-2m deep. These consisted of rubble dumped across the site after the adjacent prison to the north was demolished in the 1960s. No archaeological material was uncovered.