2004:0588 - TEMPLEOGUE HOUSE, TEMPLEOGUE ROAD, DUBLIN, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: TEMPLEOGUE HOUSE, TEMPLEOGUE ROAD, DUBLIN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 22:10 Licence number: 04E1111

Author: Stuart Halliday, Arch-Tech Ltd, 32 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 712277m, N 728633m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.296089, -6.315741

Testing was undertaken in advance of proposed redevelopment of car parking around Templeogue House. Not all areas were available for testing, due to the continued use of the present carpark.

Three trenches were excavated using a mechanical excavator. Only one feature of significance was identified. It comprised a wall base aligned north-south located just to the east of the eastern end of Templeogue House. Mortared rubble was identified in the section directly above the wall base, but it was not in situ. The wall remains could relate to the castle that was in this location or to the ornamental garden created by Sir Compton Domville in the 18th century. The width of the wall, at 0.6m, suggests that it probably relates to the 18th-century garden.

A programme of monitoring is due to start in April 2005.