2022:083 - Lisnagarvey, 13 Castle Street Lisburn, Antrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Antrim Site name: Lisnagarvey, 13 Castle Street Lisburn

Sites and Monuments Record No.: within ANT068:011 Licence number: AE/21/177

Author: Eoin Halpin

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 726748m, N 864389m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.512048, -6.042581

The development of land to the rear of No 13 Castle Street, Lisburn, consisted of the construction of a of a 2-storey mews dwelling and associated amenity space linking into existing services and utilizing existing access.

The grant of planning permission conditioned a phase of licensed archaeological monitoring of the ground works associated with construction.

The site was located in proximity to a Listed Building, however Historic Environment Division – Historic Buildings (HED:HB) were content the proposal would have no adverse impact on the setting of the Listed Building given the separation distance involved.

Historic Environment Division – Historic Monuments considered the impacts of the proposal and was content, subject to conditions for the agreement and implementation of archaeological mitigation. Although this proposal included a relatively small area of ground disturbance, they were concerned that archaeological remains might be uncovered during site works.

They recommended a phase of archaeological monitoring as a condition to any approval granted to the application.

Archaeological monitoring of ground works took place over two weekends, 29th January and 5th February 2022. While the investigations uncovered evidence for a two-phased building, it was considered probable that this did not pre-date the 19th century. In addition, no evidence was uncovered for any archaeology pre-dating the buildings.

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