2003:1979 - Killinlahan, Westmeath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Westmeath Site name: Killinlahan

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 32:79 Licence number: 03E0328

Author: Dominic Delany, Unit 3, Howley Court, Oranmore, Co. Galway.

Site type: Enclosure

ITM: E 634800m, N 740943m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.417462, -7.476493

Monitoring of topsoil removal was carried out on the site of a proposed dwelling-house at Killinlahan, Co. Westmeath, on 18 March 2003. The development site is located c. 60m north of an enclosure. The driveway, house site, septic tank and percolation area were stripped of topsoil. The stratigraphy was uniform across the site: a layer of grey/brown silt topsoil, 0.15m deep, overlay light yellow/brown silty sand subsoil. No archaeological material was discovered.