2004:0059 - MOORE LODGE, Armagh

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Armagh Site name: MOORE LODGE

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/03/140

Author: Norman Crothers, Archaeological Development Services Ltd, Unit 48, Westlink Enterprise Centre, Distillery Street, Belfast BT12 5BJ.

Site type: Burnt mound

ITM: E 693202m, N 916097m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.983763, -6.543861

The south-west portion of a burnt mound was uncovered along the topsoil-stack side of the spread for the North-West Gas Pipeline. The burnt-mound material, consisting of two layers, lay within a semicircular cut within the excavated area, measuring 6m by 2.5m and 0.35m deep. The lower layer was a black, silty clay with approximately 50% burnt stones and a moderate amount of charcoal. Above this was a black, silty clay with occasional burnt stones and a high charcoal content. No associated features were uncovered in the excavated area and no finds were recovered. Two modern drains were uncovered on the south-east side of the excavated area.