2004:0305 - CASTLELANDS, MALLOW, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: CASTLELANDS, MALLOW

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 33:11(01) Licence number: 04E0389

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 556568m, N 598394m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.135703, -8.634444

The sites of five proposed houses lie within the zone of archaeological potential for a ringfort, which in turn lies in the Deer Park of the demesne of The Castle, an 18th/19th-century country house (SMR 33:9(02)) in Mallow. An earlier 16th-century ruined fortified house, Mallow Castle (SMR 33:9(01)), stands c. 350m to the south-east. Seven test-trenches were excavated across this site on the proposed locations for four of the houses. The fifth house site could not be tested due to the large volume of material dumped in the area. No archaeological finds or features were noted in the trenches.