2003:1542 - GLOSTER HOUSE, Glassderry, Offaly

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Offaly Site name: GLOSTER HOUSE, Glassderry

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 42:47 Licence number: 03E0800

Author: Ellen OCarroll, The Archaeology Company

Site type: House - fortified house

Period/Dating: Post Medieval (AD 1600-AD 1750)

ITM: E 608348m, N 694735m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.003268, -7.875612

Monitoring of the partial demolition and reconstruction works at Gloster House, a protected structure under the County Development plan for Co. Offaly, is ongoing. It comprises a two-storey house of thirteen bays. The front elevation consists of a centrally placed nine-bay 17th-century block with a three-bay breakfront and doorcase with ionic pilasters. Monitoring of the lowering of the floor in the kitchen area and excavations of new floors to the east of the house were undertaken in October 2003.

The excavations uncovered the remains of a mid- to dark-brown clay floor with occasional animal bone. Nothing of archaeological significance was uncovered.

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