2009:522 - CHURCH STREET, ASKEATON, Limerick

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Limerick Site name: CHURCH STREET, ASKEATON

Sites and Monuments Record No.: LI011–092(01), LI011–092(04), LI011–092(05) Licence number: 09E0094

Author: Deborah Sutton, Sheila Lane & Associates, Deanrock Business Park, Togher, Cork.

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 534383m, N 650388m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.600792, -8.968640

Testing was carried out in March on a site at Church Street on the east side of Askeaton town in Co. Limerick. The site is located within the zone of archaeological potential for the historic town of Askeaton (LI11–092001) and is c. 90m east of a church and graveyard site (LI11–092004, LI11–092005) and 300m east of Askeaton Castle (LI11–092003). Two north–south trenches were opened in a carpark area to the east of a supermarket. Excavation exposed a compacted pale-orange/grey boulder clay subsoil beneath the carpark tarmacadam. The clays overlaid limestone bedrock. Several service pipes crossed the excavated trenches. There was no indication of any archaeological finds or features in the test-trenches. It was clear that any previously existing archaeological levels had been removed during the construction of the supermarket carpark in the past.