2003:1968 - DELVIN: Ballyhealy Road, Westmeath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Westmeath Site name: DELVIN: Ballyhealy Road

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0813

Author: John Purcell

Site type: Excavation - miscellaneous

Period/Dating: Undetermined

ITM: E 659951m, N 762773m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.611364, -7.094006

Testing was required as part of the planning schedule for the construction of two houses near a motte (SMR 14:4). Trenches were excavated along the proposed development. A trench excavated at the south-eastern end of the development revealed a feature at the east of the trench. This feature was irregular in shape and was excavated into the natural gravelly sand; the fill was a silty dark-brown soil with small stones, occasional charcoal and animal bone. The feature extended into the baulk at the north-west and the visible area measured 1.96m in length and 0.75m in width. The excavation of the trench was halted to await further instruction from the DOE.

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