2003:2043 - Custom House Quay, Wexford, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: Custom House Quay, Wexford

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0040

Author: Sinéad Phelan, Margaret Gowen & Co. Ltd, 2 Killiney View, Albert Road Lower, Glenageary, Co. Dublin.

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 704803m, N 621926m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.338912, -6.462036

Test-trenches were excavated within a proposed development site at Custom House Quay, Wexford, and monitoring took place sporadically between September and December 2003 during ground reduction.

The proposed development site, bordered by Anne Street to the south, Common Quay Street to the north and Main Street to the west, is within the zone of archaeological potential for Wexford town (SMR 37:32). The Irish Sea is c. 300m east. The development area was made up of modern reclamation rubble directly overlying a grey/black sterile estuarine material. Nothing of archaeological significance was identified.