2003:1862 - Site 9, Butlerstown North, Waterford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Waterford Site name: Site 9, Butlerstown North

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 02E0299

Author: Ian Russell, Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd, Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Site type: Testing; no archaeological significance

ITM: E 656579m, N 610853m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.246491, -7.171455

Testing was carried out between 31 March and 17 April 2003 on behalf of Waterford City Council in advance of the construction of the new N25 Waterford Bypass. Fifty-eight trenches were excavated in six fields within Site 9. Site 9 is located on the Western Link, a proposed link road connecting the proposed N25 Waterford Bypass to the old N25 Cork-Waterford road.

Twenty-nine test-trenches were excavated in Field 1. The sod and topsoil measured an average of 0.4m in depth and lay directly above the natural orange clay and stone. No archaeological features were exposed.

Six test-trenches were excavated in Field 2. The sod and topsoil measured an average of 0.35m in depth and lay directly above the natural orange clay and stone. No archaeological features were exposed.

One trench was excavated in Field 3. The sod and topsoil measured an average of 0.3m in depth and lay directly above the natural orange clay and stone. No archaeological features were exposed.

Five test-trenches were excavated in Field 4. The sod and topsoil measured an average of 0.3m in depth and lay directly above the natural orange clay and stone. No archaeological features were exposed.

Seven test-trenches were excavated in Field 5. The sod and topsoil measured an average of 0.35m in depth and lay directly above the natural orange clay and stone. No archaeological features were exposed.

Ten test-trenches were excavated within Field 6, to the south of the existing N25, in the area of the proposed Butlerstown Roundabout. The sod and topsoil measured an average of 0.25m in depth and lay above the natural orange gravelly clay. No archaeological features were exposed.