2003:1812 - St Mary, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: St Mary

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 41:42 Licence number: 03E0269

Author: Mary Henry, Mary Henry Archaeological Services Ltd, 17 Staunton Row, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 613754m, N 658704m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.679318, -7.796603

Testing was undertaken here in advance of construction works. The site is within the zone of archaeological potential for the town of Thurles and 100m from St Mary's Church, the supposed site of the medieval church. Its location between the town wall and the medieval parish church site might indicate that it is within an area of extramural suburbs. No archaeological evidence was found to suggest the presence of settlement. The site was entirely devoid of archaeological remains and consisted of modern infill intermixed with soil, no more than 0.4m thick, overlying sterile subsoil and natural depositions.