2003:1702 - Site 18, Boscabell, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: Site 18, Boscabell

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0425

Author: David Bonner, Network Archaeology, Buckingham, for Judith Carroll Network Archaeology Ltd, 13 Anglesea Street, Dublin 2.

Site type: Pits and post-holes

ITM: E 609608m, N 641459m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.524409, -7.858410

Testing at Site 18 was carried out on behalf of South Tipperary County Council in advance of construction of the N8 Cashel Bypass and N74 Link Road. The scheme involves a 6km bypass route of the town and a 2km link road of the N74.

Site 18 had previously been tested by Anne Marie Lennon during phase 1 pre-construction works in 2002 (Excavations 2002, No. 1704, 02E0286) and was identified as an area of high archaeological potential due to its close proximity to a medieval moated site (SMR 61:27).

Testing and excavation in the vicinity of this area was conducted as part of Phase 2 archaeological resolution in March and April 2003. A number of south-west/north-east linear features, stone drains and plough furrows, as well as a small number of post-holes, pits, burnt features and stake-holes, were identified. The features identified in Phase 2 were resolved by Joanne Hughes in Phase 3 of the investigations (No. 1703 below).