2003:1861 - BUTLERSTOWN/BALLYBEG, Waterford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Waterford Site name: BUTLERSTOWN/BALLYBEG

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1175

Author: Linda Hegarty, Headland Archaeology Ltd.

Site type: Road - road/rackway, Pit and Field boundary

Period/Dating: Multi-period

ITM: E 655764m, N 610293m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.241542, -7.183479

As part of the pre-development assessment of the archaeological potential of the Waterford Outer Ring Road south of Waterford city, a series of test-trenches was excavated within the proposed land-take of the route. Excavation commenced in late July for a period of four weeks. Under this licence for Area 7, three possible features were identified in Field 41: a trackway, a pit and a field boundary. The trackway appeared to be man-made and may have been placed there to aid access up the side of the quarry. The pit was c. 65m south-east of the trackway. These features were the only ones recorded in a distance of 700 linear metres of the route.

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