2003:2041 - 18 Bride Street, Wexford, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: 18 Bride Street, Wexford

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0894

Author: Cóilín Ó Drisceoil, Tulla, Threecastles, Co. Kilkenny.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 704816m, N 621494m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.335029, -6.461981

Assessment of a proposed single house at Bride Street, Wexford, included testing of the development area. The site lay 90m outside the walled town and 30m from the site of the medieval parish church of St Bridget’s. Excavations by Edward Bourke in 1988 200m to the east produced the foundations of some fifteen post-and-wattle houses in two plots dating from the 11th to the 14th centuries (Bourke 1995).

Two trenches were excavated by mini-digger within the proposed development area. Topsoil directly overlay a gravel substratum in both trenches. Nothing of archaeological interest was noted.

Reference
Bourke, E. 1995 Life in the sunny south-east: housing and domestic economy in Viking and medieval Wexford, Archaeology Ireland 9 (Viking issue).