2003:1703 - BOSCABELL (Site 18), Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: BOSCABELL (Site 18)

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

Author: Joanne Hughes

Site type: Pit

Period/Dating: Medieval (AD 400-AD 1600)

ITM: E 609608m, N 641458m

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

Site 18 on the N8 Cashel Bypass and N74 Link Road scheme was 50m north of SMR 61:27, a moated site. It had been tested by Anne Marie Lennon in 2002 (Excavations 2002, No. 1704, 02E0286), when a small number of isolated pits were identified. Phase 2 testing by David Bonner (No. 1702, Excavations 2003) revealed cultivation furrows, drains and pits.

A 2400m2 area was subsequently topsoil-stripped between Chainage 6260 and 6300 and these features were investigated. Post-medieval ditches, drains and cultivation furrows were revealed. A number of isolated pits were recorded and, other than one pit which contained a single sherd of green-glazed medieval pottery, no diagnostic dating evidence or artefacts were recovered. These features may be associated with similar features found on adjacent Site 19 (No. 1704, Excavations 2003).

Boscabell, Cashel, Co. Tipperary