2003:2021 - 16-18 The Bullawn, New Ross, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: 16-18 The Bullawn, New Ross

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0962

Author: Catherine McLoughlin, Stafford McLoughlin Archaeology, Unit 4, Enniscorthy Enterprise Centre, Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Site type: Urban medieval

ITM: E 672085m, N 627699m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.396076, -6.940817

Testing was carried out at this development site in July 2003. The site is located to the north-east of St Mary’s Church, built in the early 13th century, and to the south-west of the Fair Gate. Six trenches were excavated throughout the site, four of which contained archaeological features and deposits, which included pits containing medieval pottery, a drystone wall, a burnt layer containing medieval pottery and floor/roof tile, and a possible ditch.

The sub-structural element of the development was redesigned to take the archaeological deposits into account and preserve them in situ. The licence was extended to include monitoring of groundworks, which will be completed in 2004.