2003:2055 - Redmond Square, Wexford, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: Redmond Square, Wexford

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1543

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

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 704678m, N 622400m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.343203, -6.463722

Monitoring of demolition, ground clearance and piling was undertaken at a site opposite the Redmond Place monument, on the south-eastern side of Redmond Square towards the northern limit of the medieval town of Wexford.

Monitoring uncovered 18th- and 19th-century building rubble and probable reclamation material overlying sterile silty clay. The site would appear to be located outside the natural, and probably medieval, line of the Wexford Harbour shoreline, which Edward Bourke, in his 1990 excavation of the Wexford main drainage, identified as being 50m to the west of the site ‘at the junction of Slaney Street and Selskar Street’ (Excavations 1990, No. 121).