2003:2030 - The Quays/Marshmeadows, New Ross, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: The Quays/Marshmeadows, New Ross

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0786

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

Site type: Urban medieval

ITM: E 671063m, N 626468m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.385140, -6.956089

Monitoring of geotechnical investigations in advance of main drainage insertion was carried out along the quays. Archaeological material was found in deposits recovered from two boreholes. One of the boreholes was situated on the site of the old bridgehead at the bottom of Bridge Street. At a depth of 10.5m an obstruction was encountered which could not be breached, and a piece of timber plank was recovered from the casing. The overlying deposit of silty gravel contained 35 sherds of medieval pottery. It is likely that the auger encountered the site of the medieval bridge(s). The deposits recovered from a second borehole located along the western side of the N30, opposite the Dunbrody pub, contained a piece of worked timber and chunks of charcoal at a depth of 5-5.5m.