2003:1798 - OWEN'S-AND-BIGG'S LOT (Site 30(ii), Cooper's Lot), Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: OWEN'S-AND-BIGG'S LOT (Site 30(ii), Cooper's Lot)

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0762

Author: Joanne Hughes

Site type: Pit

Period/Dating: Late Medieval (AD 1100-AD 1599)

ITM: E 607718m, N 638762m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.500199, -7.886329

Phase 2 testing on the N8 Cashel Bypass and N74 Link Road scheme by Neil Fairburn (No. 1719, Excavations 2003, 03E0295) identified possible archaeological features (pits and post-medieval cultivation furrows) centred around an infilled pond. An area (2400m2) around the pond was topsoil-stripped between Chainages 3120 and 3280 and the features investigated. One pit produced a sherd of possible prehistoric pottery. A hoard of eighteen silver pennies (seventeen English and one Irish) was found in a disturbed context. The coins are probably of Edward II mint (c. 1310–1320) and are broadly contemporary with both the Bruce Invasion of Cashel in 1315 and the walling of the town. The site is near the supposed route of the 'Rian Bó Phádraig' (SMR 61:71), which was the ancient roadway from Ardmore to Cashel.

Boscabell, Cashel, Co. Tipperary