2003:2091 - Priestnewtown, Wicklow

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wicklow Site name: Priestnewtown

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1183

Author: David J. O'Connor

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 731308m, N 694019m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.980821, -6.044589

At the request of Wicklow County Council, pre-development testing was carried out at Priestnewtown, Delgany, at sites identified during geophysical investigation of the routeway for the proposed Greystones Southern Link Road. Specific anomalies were identified and a strategy of testing was drawn up.

The testing showed that the majority of the anomalies tested were geological features. A number of post-medieval agricultural features were also uncovered, as well as a small patch of charcoal. However, overall there was nothing of archaeological significance found in any of the test-trenches.

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