2003:1985 - MCNEADS BRIDGE TO KINNEGAD, Westmeath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Westmeath Site name: MCNEADS BRIDGE TO KINNEGAD

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1232–6, 03E1238–40, 03E1273–81

Author: Avril Hayes and Frank Coyne, Aegis Archaeology Ltd.

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

ITM: E 635445m, N 753975m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.534531, -7.465322

03E1232, field 1, Newtown, F. Coyne;
03E1233, field 2, Newtown, F. Coyne;
03E1234, field 9, Newtown, F. Coyne;
03E1235, fields 10/11/12, Newtown, F. Coyne;
03E1236, fields 20/21/22, Heathstown, F. Coyne;
03E1238, field 31a, Heathstown, F. Coyne;
03E1239, field 33a, Heathstown, F. Coyne;
03E1240, field 33c, Heathstown, F. Coyne:
03E1273, field 42, Crossontown, A. Hayes;
03E1274, field 40, Crossontown, A. Hayes;
03E1275, field 39b, Crossontown, A. Hayes;
03E1276, field 39, Crossontown, A. Hayes;
03E1277, field 37, Crossontown, A. Hayes;
03E1278, field 36, Knocksimon, A. Hayes;
03E1279, field 35, Knocksimon, A. Hayes;
03E1280, field 18/19, Heathstown, F. Coyne;
03E1281, field 27, Heathstown, F. Coyne.

Testing took place along the proposed route of the N4 road improvements. The trench layout for this phase of testing was based on anomalies recorded during a geophysical survey by Earthsound Ltd. A total of eighteen locations under seventeen licences were tested, with between one and four trenches excavated in each. No archaeological features were noted during the testing. The geophysical anomalies were manifested as either land drains or plough furrows and in some cases variations in the natural subsoil.

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