2003:1712 - Hotel Lane/Strand Lane, Carrick-On-Suir, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: Hotel Lane/Strand Lane, Carrick-On-Suir

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 85:4 Licence number: 03E1043

Author: Florence M. Hurley, 8 Marina Park, Victoria Road, Cork.

Site type: Urban post-medieval

ITM: E 639902m, N 621715m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.345576, -7.414367

The groundworks for the construction of a leisure centre at the rear of the Carraig Hotel, Main Street, were monitored. The site is at the corner of Hotel Lane and Strand Lane. The latter is believed to mark the probable line of the town wall on the southern side of the town, the site lying within the walled area. An area measuring 19m north-south by 6.5m was reduced in depth by between 0.3m and 1.4m, with most of the reduction being at the northern end of the site. There has been a hotel or inn on the site since at least 1788.

Monitoring revealed the foundation walls of a linear building shown on maps of the site from 1842 until 1951 and which was probably a stable/store associated with the hotel. These stood to a maximum height of 0.9m. Beneath them was a greyish-brown clayey silt which contained charcoal, animal bone and three sherds of pottery. These were of 17th/early 18th-century date. The foundation of the new building did not require excavation beyond this point.