2004:0174 - SITE AR101, MANUSMORE, Clare

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Clare Site name: SITE AR101, MANUSMORE

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0188

Author: Graham Hull, TVAS Ireland Ltd, Ahish, Ballinruan, Crusheen, Co. Clare.

Site type: Post-medieval brick clamp

ITM: E 537494m, N 672950m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.803919, -8.927002

Brick manufacture was taking place on the site on the N18 Ennis bypass. The nearby Big House at Manus has brickwork erected in the later 18th/earlier 19th centuries and it would not be unreasonable to speculate that the excavated brick clamp was associated with the house. Examples of brick clamps have been found in similar clay-rich locations and have been excavated in recent years.