2003:1836 - WINDMILL (Site 36(i)), Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: WINDMILL (Site 36(i))

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0675

Author: Joanne Hughes

Site type: Fulacht fia, Structure and Pit

Period/Dating: Multi-period

ITM: E 606956m, N 639185m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.504014, -7.897530

This site between Chainages 1270 and 1400 on the N8 Cashel Bypass and N74 Link Road scheme was previously tested by Neil Fairburn (No. 1719, Excavations 2003, 03E0295). An area measuring some 12,000m2 was investigated as part of Phase 3 resolution. This work identified a fulacht fiadh (c. 5m long and up to 4m wide) and associated post-holes. The fulacht extended beyond the southern CPO line and this portion remains preserved in situ. These features were located at the lowest portion of the site, whilst a possible prehistoric circular structure (up to 4m in diameter), as well as a large irregular-shaped pit containing prehistoric pottery, were identified at the highest point of the site.

Boscabell, Cashel, Co. Tipperary