ME02603 - TOWNPARKS NORTH - Excavation - miscellaneous

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Situated on a S-facing slope and on the NW side of Main Street. An archaeological rescue excavation and watching brief (E000404) in 1987 uncovered evidence of a medieval building (ME036-048046-) and other features. In the course of the watching brief a substantial wall (L 8m plus; Wth of base 1.8m; max. H 1m) with base-batters on both faces was identified running NE-SW over the area of the house (ME036-048046-) and parallel with the present street. A sherd of medieval cooking ware was recovered from the fabric, and the wall was sealed beneath garden soil and rubble. (Walsh 1990-91, 45) A wall (Wth 0.95-1.2m) was uncovered in archaeological testing (19E0573) by L. Coen c. 20m to the NW ( 2019: 245, 602). It has the same alignment as this wall and the street, and extends off to the NE (L 15m plus) just outside the rear wall of the Library. It has a drain (Wth 0.8-1m; D 0.5m plus) on its SE side and is thought to be medieval although there were no artefacts associated with it. (Coen 2019) Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 9 July 2019 Amended: 30 April, 2021

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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