2004:0001 - ANTRIM FORUM, ANTRIM, Antrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Antrim Site name: ANTRIM FORUM, ANTRIM

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/04/126

Author: Stefanie McMullen, Archaeological Development Services Ltd, Westlink Enterprise Centre, 30-50 Distillery Street, Belfast BT12 5BJ.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 714277m, N 886693m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.715321, -6.226376

Monitoring was carried out in August 2004, commissioned by Antrim Borough Council, to supervise the removal of topsoil and overburden in preparation for the development of a new sports hall extension to the leisure centre at the Antrim Forum (Phase 3 upgrading). The Forum is located on the western outskirts of Antrim town just south of the Six Mile Water. During the removal of topsoil and made ground material, the remains of a linear feature, which produced 19th/20th-century finds, were located in the north-west corner of the site. This feature has been interpreted as an old field boundary. No further aboveground or subsurface archaeological deposits were uncovered within the development area.