2003:1934 - Newgate Street, Waterford, Waterford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Waterford Site name: Newgate Street, Waterford

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 9:5 Licence number: 03E0600

Author: Colm Moloney, Headland Archaeology Ltd, Unit 4b, Europa Enterprise Park, Midleton, Co. Cork.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 660432m, N 612194m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.258132, -7.114796

An archaeological impact assessment was undertaken of a proposed development site at Newgate Street, Waterford. Four test-trenches were excavated. The structural history of a wall forming the west boundary of the site and believed to be on the line of the medieval city walls was also investigated.

Evidence from documentary sources indicates that the city wall here was demolished in the 18th century, as it was in an unstable and dangerous condition. An inspection of the fabric of the wall confirmed the presence of brick as a general building material and would imply that the wall was constructed in relatively modern times. Testing identified no evidence for activity pre-dating the 19th century.