2003:2033 - Rosbercon, New Ross, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: Rosbercon, New Ross

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 29:13 Licence number: 03E0143

Author: Colm Moloney, Headland Archaeology Ltd, Unit 4b, Europa Enterprise Park, Midleton, Co. Cork.

Site type: Post-medieval/industrial activity

ITM: E 671386m, N 627974m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.398638, -6.951025

Testing was undertaken at Rosbercon, New Ross, in accordance with a condition of planning permission to construct a mixed-use development. The site is within the medieval borough of Rosbercon and was therefore considered to have high archaeological potential.

Testing of available parts of the site failed to identify evidence for medieval or earlier settlement. A single broad linear feature was identified, stone-lined on one side, which may represent a slipway or infilled drain/conduit. This feature crossed the trench at a right angle and headed in the direction of the river. An inspection of the riverbank at this point revealed a stone-built water outflow, most probably a drain.