2004:0540 - 8 EUSTACE STREET, DUBLIN, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: 8 EUSTACE STREET, DUBLIN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0087

Author: Ken Wiggins, Judith Carroll & Co. Ltd, 13 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 715531m, N 734127m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.344742, -6.264944

Eustace Street is perpendicular to Dame Street on the south side of the River Liffey, in Dublin city centre. The property to be developed is a four-storey building over basement, with a ground floor rear extension. The basement extends under the rear extension. The development consists of alterations and additions to the ground floor and basement for use as an office. The assessment entailed the excavation of two cuttings in the basement: one measuring 3m by 1m where new WCs were to be installed, the other measuring 2m by 1m where new stairs were to be placed. The two cuttings were hand-excavated on 21-22 January 2004. The only features exposed were elements relating to the original layout of the basement itself: cobblestone flooring in Cutting 2 and internal walling in mortared stone and brick in Cutting 1. In addition, Cutting 1 revealed a modern sewer pipe, the location of which accounts for the decision to install the WC cubicles along this side of the basement.