2003:2080 - Site GC4, Charlesland, Wicklow

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wicklow Site name: Site GC4, Charlesland

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1028

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

Site type: Prehistoric


ITM: E 729198m, N 710156m

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

Site GC4 was on the ridge of a low-lying hill located at the eastern extent of the development. The site consisted of two separate trenches, Trenches A and B. Natural subsoil varied considerably throughout the site, from a grey stony gravel to a compact yellowish clay.

Two features were identified within Trench A. An area of in situ burning was located towards the north-western extent of the trench. It was roughly oval in plan and measured 0.85m (north-south) by 0.54m. An isolated post-hole was located 4m from the hearth. It measured 0.59m by 0.12m and was 0.12m deep. Four fragments of flint debitage were found within the fill.

Trench B was located c. 40m to the south of Trench A. A number of post-holes, pits, shallow burnt spreads and a narrow linear feature were identified within this trench. The archaeological features were very shallow and appear to have been considerably truncated.