2004:0336 - SEAFIELD, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: SEAFIELD

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0129

Author: Colm Moloney, Headland Archaeology Ltd, Unit 4b, Europa Enterprise Park, Midleton, Co. Cork.

Site type: Pits, standing stone

ITM: E 609447m, N 576753m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.942795, -7.862595

As part of a pre-development assessment of the proposed development area at Seafield, Youghal, twelve test-trenches were excavated across the site. Two small subcircular features were identified in Trench 9. Struck flint was recovered from the northernmost of the two features.

Subsequently an area measuring 10m by 10m was excavated centred on the two features. In addition a 30m area was stripped of topsoil around a previously unrecorded standing stone. With the exception of the two features identified in the testing, no further archaeology was identified at the site. The two features appeared to be small pits. The fills were charcoal-rich and contained a large amount of struck flint. The flint was undiagnostic and probably represents the waste from flint working. No datable finds were recovered.