2004:0425 - BRACKENAGH WEST, Down

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Down Site name: BRACKENAGH WEST

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/04/111

Author: Stefanie McMullen, Archaeological Development Services Ltd, Westlink Enterprise Centre, 30-50 Distillery Street, Belfast BT12 5BJ.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 732743m, N 817618m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.090523, -5.970834

Monitoring of groundworks was required for the installation of three electricity poles at Brackenagh West Road, Ballykeel, Newry, in June 2004. The central pole was within the immediate vicinity of a rath (SMR 56:18). The small trench intended for the pole was manually excavated. Topsoil consisted of light-greyish-brown sandy loam and directly overlay subsoil, compact light-yellowish-orange sandy clay. No archaeological deposits were present.