2004:0331 - REENADISERT, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: REENADISERT

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 105:20(01, 02) Licence number: 04E0120

Author: Margaret McCarthy, Archaeological Services Unit, University College Cork.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 499948m, N 553154m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.721820, -9.448169

The proposed construction of a single dwelling house within the constraint zone of a fortified house and country house at Reenadisert, Bantry, required a test excavation. The fortified house was reused and adapted as a country dwelling in the 19th century and the building is recorded as being in a ruinous condition since 1902. The land to the immediate east of the house was sold in recent years and it has since been developed into an estate of eight detached houses. The proposed single dwelling is located on sloping ground to the west in an area of natural woodland. Topsoil was stripped from the entire footprint of the house and a test-trench was placed in the percolation area. This work indicated that there are no subsurface archaeological features in the area of the site.