2004:0541 - 14 EXCHANGE STREET LOWER, TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: 14 EXCHANGE STREET LOWER, TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1844 ext.

Author: Helen Keogh, 11 Norseman Place, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.

Site type: Kiln

ITM: E 715311m, N 734137m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.344880, -6.268242

No. 14 Exchange Street Lower is located on the west side of Temple Bar, within the 13th-century walled town, but lies just outside and to the north of the earlier c. 1100 Viking wall.

A second phase of investigation partially exposed (given the site restrictions) a 3m by 2.5m section of a mortared stone feature revealed in the initial testing. It appears to be a medieval blackstone-built kiln for the production of mortar, most probably for use in the building of the medieval walls and towers which are located within the vicinity of the site (for example Isolde's Tower). There were no finds retrieved during the testing to authenticate the proposed medieval date for the kiln, but the location of the feature at a depth of 3.1m from present street level, and the similarity to the mortar revealed during excavations at Isolde's Tower in 1993, would indicate a medieval date for this feature. It will remain in situ.