2004:0585 - 1-3 ROYAL CANAL BANK, DUBLIN, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: 1-3 ROYAL CANAL BANK, DUBLIN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0620

Author: Sinclair Turrell, Archaeological Development Services Ltd, Windsor House, 11 Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin 3.

Site type: 19th-century urban

ITM: E 714964m, N 735257m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.355014, -6.273043

Monitoring of groundworks associated with the development of student residences at 1-3 Royal Canal Bank, Dublin 7, took place between 4 May and 30 June 2004. The site included part of the bank of the former Broadstone Branch of the Royal Canal, close to where it originally crossed the Phibsborough Road via an aqueduct. All the archaeological deposits here were associated with the construction of the canal at the beginning of the 19th century and indicated that the bank was constructed of material obtained from the local canal cutting. When the external render was stripped from house Nos 2 and 3, which were to be incorporated into the new development, they were found to have originally been single-storey stone buildings which had been built on top of the canal bank. They appear on the first-edition OS map and seem originally to have fulfilled some purpose relating to the canal.