2004:0031 - WRITER, Armagh

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Armagh Site name: WRITER

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

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

Site type: Urban post-medieval


ITM: E 687662m, N 845290m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.348750, -6.651610

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.