2003:1828 - Site 28, Waller's Lot, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: Site 28, Waller's Lot

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0292

Author: Liam McKinstry, 9 Ballantyne Place, Steamboat Quay, Limerick, for Judith Carroll Network Archaeology Ltd.

Site type: Pits

ITM: E 608736m, N 639710m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.508707, -7.871318

The resolution of this site was carried out before the construction of the N8 Cashel Bypass and N74 Link Road. Testing had been undertaken in this area during Phase 2 (No. 1827 above, 03E0289). This located two burnt pits, which were partially disturbed by root damage.

Site 28 was between Chainage points 4280 and 4300, on either side of a stone field wall. This stone wall curved gently in from the north-east and then continued in a southerly direction. It was situated on the line of the townland boundary, which had separated the Corporation land in the west from what was Church land in the townland of Rathordan. The wall appeared to be mainly 19th to early 20th century in construction with some rebuilding and robbing out in recent times.

Resolution consisted of the full topsoil strip of an area measuring 20m by 10m. This revealed the original features identified during testing. One of the pits was subcircular and had an approximate diameter of 0.42m and was 0.09m deep. The other was of an irregular shape and had an approximate diameter of 1.5m and was 0.32m deep. Both pits contained moderate amounts of charcoal but damage caused by root activity meant that no suitable dating material could be taken. No other features showed up within the stripping area and no artefacts were recovered from the site.