2003:2093 - Priestnewtown, Wicklow

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wicklow Site name: Priestnewtown

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1225

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, 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.

A small patch of charcoal was uncovered in the middle of Trench 8. It consisted of three small patches (of insignificant depth) sitting directly on subsoil. No finds or other archaeological evidence were recovered from the feature. It has been identified as the anomaly highlighted in the geophysical survey. It was not deemed to be of any significance.

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