2004:0519 - DUBLIN: U2 Tower, Britain Quay, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: DUBLIN: U2 Tower, Britain Quay

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0271

Author: Claire Walsh

Site type: Excavation - miscellaneous

Period/Dating: Modern (AD 1750-AD 2000)

ITM: E 717812m, N 734203m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.344921, -6.230670

Monitoring of engineer's test-pits was undertaken in 2004. The site is to be developed as a landmark tower, on the junction of the Grand Canal Locks with the Liffey at Britain Quay, Dublin 4. Eight test-trenches were excavated mechanically at sites chosen by the engineers. In addition, several geological bores were undertaken. The borehole results are summarised as follows: present ground level to 5m, fill with rubble, etc.; 5–11m, river silt; 11–20m, fine silty sand; 20–c. 29m, rock interface. This indicates a 5m depth of 18th-century dumped deposits. There is little chance of an archaeological horizon being present below 5m, which is river level.

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