2004:0248 - SKIDDY, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: SKIDDY

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 74:105 Licence number: 04E1260

Author: M‡ire N’ Loingsigh, Sheila Lane & Associates, AE House, Monahan Road, Cork.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 566850m, N 570879m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.889088, -8.481593

This AD 1718 almshouse is being refurbished as a social housing scheme. The building is located to the east of St Anne's Church and graveyard, Shandon. Renovation included the lowering of the basement floor level by 0.25m. Manual removal of the stone slabs and underlying soil was monitored. Following reduction of the floor level, the dividing walls were underpinned by excavating 0.3m deep, 1m2 pits which were subsequently filled with concrete. The soil removed throughout was featureless orange-brown clay with occasional stones. Sandstone bedrock was exposed during excavation of the underpinning pits. No finds or features of an archaeological nature were recorded.