2019:000 - Church View, Church Road, Saggart, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: Church View, Church Road, Saggart

Sites and Monuments Record No.: DU021-0034 Licence number: 19E0021

Author: Jacinta Kiely, Eachtra Archaeological Projects Ltd.

Site type: Adjacent to Saggart ecclesiastical enclosure; no archaeology found

ITM: E 703813m, N 726789m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.281245, -6.443252

Testing was undertaken at Church View, Church Road, Saggart, Co Dublin on January 23 2019 to fulfill a request for further information from South Dublin County Council. The planning reference number is SD18A/0321. The applicants have applied for planning permission for the construction of 4 two-bedroom single-storey semi-detached units at the rear of an existing house. The development site is located south-east of an ecclesiastical complex associated with Saggart graveyard (DU021-034003-) in Saggart, Co. Dublin.
Geophysical testing was undertaken at the site by J.M. Leigh Surveys Ltd. However the site ground conditions were not suitable for either gradiometer or resistance survey.
A total of five test trenches were excavated by machine using a flat grading bucket under the direction of the archaeologist on the footprint of the proposed foundations. A thin layer of topsoil was recorded in all the trenches, the sod had been removed from the site sometime in the past. Subsoil was recorded in all trenches as a depth of 0.2-0.3m below current ground level. It was a mid-brown sandy clay with stone inclusions. No archaeological features, stratigraphy or artefacts were recorded in any of the five trenches.

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