2004:0094 - SHAW'S DEPARTMENT STORE, TULLOW STREET, CARLOW, Carlow

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Carlow Site name: SHAW'S DEPARTMENT STORE, TULLOW STREET, CARLOW

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 7:18 Licence number: 04E0979

Author: SinŽad Phelan, Margaret Gowen & Co. Ltd, 27 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 671958m, N 676738m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.836776, -6.932007

An assessment was carried out to the rear of Shaw’s Department Store in August 2004, in advance of a planning application for a new retail development there. Carlow town has been the scene of continuous occupation since medieval times. It developed from an Anglo-Norman town. The proposed site was located in what was the medieval walled town and is therefore within the zone of archaeological potential for Carlow. The site is located on the south side of 11 Tullow Street and consists of a terrace of three mid-late Georgian houses. The rear of the site is accessed off Bridewell Lane and presently functions as a staff carpark.

Three test-trenches were mechanically excavated across the site. No archaeological deposits were identified during this testing. Further assessment will be carried out after the demolition of the existing structure.