2004:0229 - ST NICHOLAS, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: ST NICHOLAS

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 74:4(02) Licence number: 02E0693

Author: Sheila Lane, AE House, Monahan Road, Cork.

Site type: Graveyard


ITM: E 566305m, N 569601m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.877577, -8.489372

A quantity of disarticulated bone was recovered during the monitoring of the excavation of a service trench through the graveyard surrounding the church of St Nicholas on Cove Street, Cork. An extension to the service trench exposed a 2m-long section of an east-west mortared sandstone wall. The wall was 0.72m wide and stood to an exposed height of 0.5m and appears to be a retaining wall for the existing 18th/19th-century graveyard. The remaining trench was filled with modern introduced soils.