2004:0031 - BELFAST: Writer's Square, Antrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Antrim Site name: BELFAST: Writer's Square

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/04/16

Author: Giles Dawkes, Archaeological Development Services Ltd.

Site type: Pit

Period/Dating: Post Medieval (AD 1600-AD 1750)

ITM: E 733747m, N 874613m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.602056, -5.929917

Monitoring took place of the excavation of a tree-planting pit situated on the anticipated line of the town's 17th-century defensive ditch. The ditch was not found. The earliest phase was a series of late 17th- to early 18th-century pits overlain by a dark earth cultivation horizon and a later wall footing. The only finds of note were ceramic sherds attributable to the 'Potthouse', not usually found at such a distance from the presumed site of manufacture in Hill Street, some 200m to the south-east.

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