2017:732 - Barnfield Road, Lisburn. - Ballyloran, Antrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Antrim Site name: Barnfield Road, Lisburn. - Ballyloran

Sites and Monuments Record No.: ANT064:011 Licence number: AE/20/020E

Author: Katy McMonagle

Site type: Post-medieval

ITM: E 726308m, N 868399m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.548171, -6.047661

Test trenching was undertaken within the boundaries of a proposed replacement dwelling at lands 120m west of 23a Barnfield Road, Derriaghy in response for more information as requested by DfC: Historic Environment Division under Planning Policy PPS6 BH3.
Targeted test trenching was carried out on 18 March 2020 to determine if the proposed development area contained the remains of ANT064:011, a potential early Christian rath. Testing revealed a linear ditch within the south-east portion of the site as well as a small pit feature within the north-east portion. Characterisation of these features revealed that the linear ditch feature represented a post-medieval field boundary shown on the 2nd Edition OS 6” map and the pit was deemed non-archaeological. There was no evidence of monument ANT064:011. It is therefore recommended that no further archaeological works are required.

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