2004:0326 - MANOR MILLS, TERRAMOUNT, RATHCORMAC, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: MANOR MILLS, TERRAMOUNT, RATHCORMAC

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 44:52 Licence number: 04E1671

Author: Jacinta Kiely, Eachtra Archaeological Projects, Ballycurreen Industrial Estate, Kinsale Road, Cork.

Site type: Post-medieval mill

ITM: E 580840m, N 592088m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.080395, -8.279540

Pre-development testing was undertaken at Terramount, Rathcormac, on the footprint of a development of 22 houses. Two buildings are extant within the area of the development site, a corn mill and a modern building. The mill was constructed in 1833 and was marked on the first-edition OS map as a 'Flour Mill'. It was in use until the 1960s and now functions as a warehouse. The millpond is evident to the north of the development site.

Four trenches, 270m in length by 2m in width, and five test holes were excavated across the footprint of the development site. The test holes were inserted where the ground level had been raised a significant amount to quantify the effects that this may have had on the preservation of archaeological remains. Natural subsoil was relatively uniform across the site. It consisted of a pale pink-orange silty sand with frequent pebbles. The course of the disused and backfilled millstream, where it exits the mill, was recorded in two of the trenches. No other archaeological stratigraphy, features or artefacts were recorded in the trenches.