2004:0062 - RATHKEEL, Armagh

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Armagh Site name: RATHKEEL

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: Pits and linear ditch

ITM: E 536408m, N 641795m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.523807, -8.937097

This field was advance stripped ahead of the North-West Gas Pipeline to investigate a possible linear ditch, adjacent to a large rath (SMR 33:27), revealed during trial-trenching. The possible ditch proved to be a modern plough furrow but several archaeological features – four pits and a linear ditch – were uncovered elsewhere in the field. A single sherd of post-medieval pottery was recovered from the fill of the ditch. No finds were recovered from any of the other features.