2011:344 - ARDKILL 1, Kildare

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kildare Site name: ARDKILL 1

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 11E0404

Author: Tim Coughlan

Site type: Kiln/structure

ITM: E 670871m, N 735756m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.367244, -6.935126

Ardkill 1 was discovered during testing undertaken by Fintan Walsh (below, No. 361; 11E0246) within the footprint of the R402 Enfield to Edenderry Road Improvements Scheme in September 2011. The site was excavated in November 2011 on behalf of Kildare County Council.
The earliest phase of activity comprised seven post-holes/post-pits adjacent to the northern edge of excavation, which may have formed part of a roughly rectangular structure. These were succeeded at a later date and truncated by a large corn-drying kiln, which in turn was truncated by one of the two plough furrow features on site.

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