2003:2079 - Site GC1-3, Charlesland, Wicklow

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wicklow Site name: Site GC1-3, Charlesland

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0908

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

Site type: Prehistoric pits


ITM: E 729198m, N 710156m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.126276, -6.069514

Three small individual sites were encompassed within the one site, due to their close proximity to one another.

GC1 was located c. 5m to the north of a land drain, towards the base of a low-lying hill. Very few archaeological features survived, as this site had been severely truncated by ploughing. A pit, post-hole and a linear feature were excavated. The fills consisted mainly of burnt stone and this site may be the truncated remains of a burnt mound.

GC2 was 80m north of GC1. It was located on a slightly raised area on otherwise low-lying land. A circular pit and a possible trough were identified on this site. Both features were filled with burnt stone. This site may be the truncated remains of a burnt mound.

GC3 was 40m to the north-east of GC2 and constituted an isolated spread. It consisted of a dark brownish-black sandy silt. Three fragments of pottery (yet to be identified) and several fragments of burnt bone were found during excavation.