2003:1917 - Newtown 1, Waterford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Waterford Site name: Newtown 1

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0304

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

Site type: Pits, hearth

ITM: E 651408m, N 610233m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.241427, -7.247265

This site was located on the slope of a hill in the townland of Newtown, a short distance outside Kilmeaden on the Portlaw road.

A number of field boundaries and field ditches were exposed, which were post-medieval in date. The only archaeological features identified consisted of two small pits and one hearth. Both pits were roughly circular in shape and measured 0.4m in diameter. The hearth was oval and measured 0.8m in length, 0.7m in width and extended to a depth of 0.3m. It had been filled with a dark-brown clay containing moderate amounts of charcoal and oxidised clay. No finds were recovered.