2003:1949 - Woodstown 5, Waterford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Waterford Site name: Woodstown 5

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0409

Author: Aidan O'Connell, Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd, Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Site type: Burnt mound

ITM: E 655451m, N 612151m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.258269, -7.187755

The site at Woodstown 5 was discovered during centre-line testing by Tara O’Neill of the proposed route of the N25 Waterford Bypass (Excavations 2002, No. 1781, 02E0441). Two areas of archaeological potential were uncovered. The first contained a burnt mound that extended over an area of 15m2. It was associated with two separate troughs. The first of these was oval, unlined and associated with a gully. The larger of the two troughs was subrectangular and clay lined. A hearth, consisting of a windbreak, a shallow cut and possibly two stake-holes, was also recorded. This showed signs of later disturbance in the form of extensive ploughing and drainage activities. A second excavated area had evidence for the survival of a separate drainage system.