2009:422 - ABBEYLANDS, Kerry

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kerry Site name: ABBEYLANDS

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 07E0583

Author: Annette Quinn, Tobar Archaeological Services, Saleen, Midleton, Cork.

Site type: Field system

ITM: E 478746m, N 621488m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.331592, -9.779102

Monitoring of topsoil removal associated with the Milltown sewerage scheme was carried out from 2007 to 2009. A number of potential archaeological features were exposed in the field adjacent to Killagh Abbey (KE047–047/01–06) in Abbeylands townland during monitoring of topsoil removal and were subsequently excavated in July/August 2009. In Trench 1, a number of linear ditches, furrows and pits were excavated, including one pit which produced a sherd of a late 12th–13th-century Saintonge polychrome jug. These features may represent a field system or series of small enclosed fields possibly associated with the abbey. Trench 2 had fewer features, all of which produced finds of a post-medieval date, including a clay-pipe stem and red brick.