2023:000 - Knockaneady, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: Knockaneady

Sites and Monuments Record No.: CO109-02201 Licence number: 22E0740

Author: Tony Miller

Site type: No archaeology found.

Period/Dating: Post Medieval (AD 1600-AD 1750)

ITM: E 534345m, N 553409m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.729189, -8.950441

Ballineen and Enniskeane Tidy Towns were given permission to erect signage just outside the northern entrance to Ballymoney Old Graveyard and church. They are situated in Knockaneady, to the south of the River Lee and village of Ballineen. Two information boards were placed adjacent to the entrance, in an area which was, until recently, a surfaced road. Each sign required a hole 1m in length by 0.35m wide and 0.4m deep, the digging of which had to be monitored due to their proximity to the graveyard.
The stratigraphy of the southern hole was 0.1m of gravel and tarmacadam overlying natural grey gravels. The second hole, immediately north of the first, revealed a stratigraphy of gravel and tarmacadam overlying scattered field stones which in turn overlay natural grey gravels. The stones would appear to have been unused remnants from the building of a enclosing wall around the adjacent 19th-century Church of Ireland church.
No finds or features were recorded.

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