2003:2031 - The Quay and Marsh Lane, New Ross, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: The Quay and Marsh Lane, New Ross

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 29:13 Licence number: 03E1444

Author: John Tierney, Eachtra Archaeological Projects, Ballycurreen Industrial Estate, Kinsale Road, Cork.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 671063m, N 626468m

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

Testing in advance of construction of retail units and apartments was carried out at Marsh Lane, New Ross, Co. Wexford. The site is within the zone of archaeological potential of New Ross. It is also within the area enclosed by the medieval town wall. It is located on what was, historically, the estuarine periphery of the town of New Ross. The first-edition 6-inch OS map shows no building on this site or the adjacent northern site in the mid-19th century.

Two trenches were excavated. The stratigraphy encountered in both shows natural estuarine clays at a depth of between 1.6m and 1.9m. All sediments above that appear to have been deposited in the last 150 years. No archaeological features or sediments were encountered in the trenches.