2004:0524 - 41, 42 AND 42A CLARENDON STREET, DUBLIN, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: 41, 42 AND 42A CLARENDON STREET, DUBLIN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0088

Author: Rosanne Meenan, Roestown, Drumree, Co. Meath, for Judith Carroll & Co. Ltd.

Site type: Urban, post-medieval

ITM: E 715734m, N 733790m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.341671, -6.262021

Three trenches tested this site on the west side of Clarendon Street, laid out in the early to mid-18th century. There was evidence for a sunken yard at the rear of the houses fronting onto Clarendon Street. This was defined by a north-south stone wall which was cut into the boulder clay and which abutted the boulder clay behind it. This observed the line of the boundary, marked on maps, between the South William Street and Clarendon Street properties. The earliest artefacts recovered were late 18th century in date. No riverine deposits were exposed that could have been associated with the River Steine. This suggests that the course of the river lies under the houses on the east side of Clarendon Street.