2003:2026 - North Street/South Street/Priory Street/The Bullawn, New Ross, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: North Street/South Street/Priory Street/The Bullawn, New Ross

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0764

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

Site type: Urban medieval/post-medieval

ITM: E 671685m, N 627350m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.392983, -6.946767

Monitoring of road resurfacing and service insertion was undertaken at various locations within New Ross. Service insertion at the site of the South Gate revealed that the foundations of the medieval gate and/or town wall survive beneath the present road and footpath surface. Traces of a post-medieval metalled surface were also encountered below the road surface, as well as the foundations of two street-front buildings which appear to date to the 17th or 18th centuries. A large pit or possibly a ditch was also uncovered at Priory Street, the upper fill of which contained medieval pottery.