2004:0060 - NIBLOCK, Armagh

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Armagh Site name: NIBLOCK

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/04/170

Author: Peter Bowen, Archaeological Development Services Ltd, Unit 48, Westlink Enterprise Centre, 30-50 Distillery Street, Belfast, BT12 5BJ.

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 714796m, N 889172m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.737470, -6.217334

Monitoring of topsoil removal at the site of a new housing development on the northern edge of Antrim town was undertaken in advance of construction. The greenfield site measured 220m east-west by 210m. There were no aboveground archaeological features noted within the confines of the development. The topsoil was removed using a mechanical digger fitted with a flat toothless bucket revealing the natural subsoil, an orange boulder clay. During the topsoil removal there were no archaeological deposits uncovered within the development site.