2004:0350 - BALLYMENAGH, Derry

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Derry Site name: BALLYMENAGH

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/04/100

Author: Norman Crothers, Archaeological Development Services Ltd, Unit 48, Westlink Enterprise Centre, Distillery Street, Belfast BT12 5BJ.

Site type: Burnt mound

ITM: E 680345m, N 922506m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 55.043566, -6.742877

A badly disturbed spread of burnt-mound materialwas uncovered immediately to the east of a field drain which formed the field boundary between Fields 58F02 and 58F03 on the North-West Gas Pipeline. No remains of the burnt mound survived on the west side of the drain. The spread measured 9.5m north-south by 1.75m and survived to a depth of 0.4m. A large irregular pit measuring 3m east-west by 2.5m and 0.6m deep and filled with a dark-brown sandy clay lay 11.5m to the south-east. No troughs or associated features were uncovered upon excavation of the burnt-mound spread and no finds were recovered from either feature.