Situated on a N-facing slope down to a NW-SE section of the River Boyne just above where it runs through the walled part of Trim town. Archaeological testing (99E0041) on the line of an electricity duct trench that runs parallel with and c. 34m from the line of the town wall as it approaches the site of the Watergate identified archaeological deposits dating from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries sealed beneath 0.5m of fairly modern dumped material, prompting a small excavation. Layers (max. T 0.5m) with medieval material, dumped from the W, overlay a N-S gully (Wth 1.6m; D 0.6m) cut into the subsoil and extended E from it. A second gully (Wth 1.3m; D 0.5m) 16m to the W was covered (D 0.7m) in layers with exclusively eighteenth and nineteenth century material prompting the excavator to suggest that the gully might have been a medieval boundary. (Lynch 1999, 2000)
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of upload: 8 July 2019Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.