2003:1912 - Knockroe, Waterford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Waterford Site name: Knockroe

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 18:10 Licence number: 03E0606 ext.

Author: Stuart D. Elder, for Eachtra Archaeological Projects, Ballycurreen Industrial Estate, Cork.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 622317m, N 599571m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.147533, -7.673911

The client is constructing a dwelling-house, septic tank, percolation area and entrance onto the roadway with all associated works, at Knockroe, Passage East, Co. Waterford.

There is a circular windmill in ruins within the development site and another in the adjacent townland of Crooke. The driveway passes to within 25m of the Knockroe monument, which was recorded in the SMR but is delisted in the RMP. A relisting is pending. Excavation of the driveway and house footprint as part of this development has shown that the area immediately surrounding the windmill site was ploughed during the 18th and 19th centuries. This is based on the presence of a ploughsoil horizon below the present topsoil layer, and the date range of the pottery sherds recovered from the ploughsoil.

Despite coming to within 25m of the monument, the excavation did not reveal any archaeological features related to it, nor were there any features or significant archaeological objects noted at any stage during the monitoring operation.