2003:1959 - Ballynacor/Cartenstown 001, Westmeath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Westmeath Site name: Ballynacor/Cartenstown 001

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1157

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

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 657542m, N 760277m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.589208, -7.130868

An assessment was carried out at the site of a proposed road realignment development between Mullingar and Delvin, Co. Westmeath. This site was a disused laneway, on which a significant amount of soil had been dumped. This had obscured two stone walls, the significance of which needed to be determined. A mechanical excavator cleared a section of either wall. One was a simple drystone wall in a bad state of preservation. The other was rather substantial and appeared to be an estate boundary wall connected to the Rockview Estate of the Fetherstonhaugh family; it would date from at least the early 19th century.