2003:2040 - 4 Bride Place, Wexford, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: 4 Bride Place, Wexford

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1131

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 704807m, N 621457m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.334703, -6.462116

Monitoring of groundworks associated with an extension to the rear of a terraced dwelling-house was undertaken on various dates during August 2003. The site is situated c. 50m north-east of the medieval parish church of St Bridget's.

The groundworks consisted of the overall reduction of ground level in the back garden of the property and the excavation of a series of foundation trenches for the new extension.

The reduction of ground level in the garden area required the excavation of 0.3-1m of material throughout most of the back garden. The stratigraphy uncovered consisted of 0.8m of garden soils which contained rubble, glass and modern ceramics. The garden soils overlay a compact orange sandy clay subsoil. Nothing of archaeological significance was uncovered.