2004:0543 - 30-34 FREDRICK STREET NORTH (REAR OF), DUBLIN, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: 30-34 FREDRICK STREET NORTH (REAR OF), DUBLIN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0400

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

Site type: Urban, post-medieval

ITM: E 715532m, N 735271m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.355016, -6.264512

The remains of a classically built post-medieval stone well were located to the rear of No. 33 Fredrick Street and are most likely associated with this property. The well was built of blackstone and mortar and was 1.3m down from present ground level. It was filled with post-medieval rubble.

It measured 1.5m in diameter externally and its internal diameter measured 0.9m. There was no evidence for the remains of the timber water-drawing mechanism often found with this well type. Only a depth of 1.2m of the well survived.

Located adjacent to the northern perimeter of the site area and extending east-west, the red-brick cellar remains extended for 16m in length by 6m wide and 2.25m in height. A 0.4m-thick red-brick wall divided the cellar into two longitudinal sections 3m wide. They had originally been roofed with a red-brick barrel vault, which had been removed in earlier times. The cellars had been filled with medium-sized cobblestones up to the top of the red-brick walls. The cellar floors consisted of compact crushed red-brick fragment and mortar mix.