Archaeology – Section 4 – Navan to Kells

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All the information in this post is from the defunct website www.m3motorway.ie which was a collaboration between Meath County Council, the National Roads Authority and N3 Meath Consultant ARUP/HALCROW BARRY/MCOS.  A cached copy of most of the website is available to view at www.archive.org.

MEATH COUNTY COUNCIL
NATIONAL ROADS DESIGN OFFICE
NAVAN ENTERPRISE CENTRE
TRIM ROAD
NAVAN
COUNTY MEATH
TEL. 046-9075033

NATIONAL ROADS AUTHORITY
ST MARTIN’S HOUSE
WATERLOO ROAD
DUBLIN 2
TEL. 01-6602511

N3 MEATH CONSULTANT
ARUP/HALCROW BARRY/MCOS
C/O JB BARRY & PARTNERS
MONASTERY ROAD
CLONDALKIN
DUBLIN 22

 

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Site Name/ Townland Description Basic Interpretation Provisional dating
Ardbraccan 5 Two slot trenches Possible building Prehistoric
Ardbraccan 6 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Grange 4 Hearth Industrial activity Possible Prehistoric
Grange 3 Pits and postholes Occupation activity Prehistoric
Grange 5 Pits and postholes Occupation activity Prehistoric
Grange 2 1 pit Occupation activity Possible  Prehistoric
Grange 1 Stone spread / surface Occupation activity Possible  Prehistoric
Phoenixtown 5 Postholes and pit Possible building Prehistoric
Phoenixtown 1 Burnt spread and postholes Burnt mound Bronze Age
Phoenixtown 6 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Phoenixtown 2 Metalled road & ditches Road & possible field system Medieval
Phoenixtown 3 Curving gully, pits, hearth and postholes in 3 clusters and a pit Settlement Prehistoric
Phoenixtown 4 Brick built kiln Industrial activity Post Medieval
Ballybeg 2 Stone structure Possible building Early Modern
Ballybeg 1 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Nugentstown 3 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Nugentstown 2 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Nugentstown 1 Clusters of pits and curving slot trenches Occupation activity Possible  Prehistoric
Cookstown Great 1 One short length of ditch and a pit Occupation activity Possible  Prehistoric
Cookstown Great 2 2 burnt spreads and pits with burnt fills Burnt mound Bronze Age
Kilmainham 1 A-C Pits, postholes, burnt mounds & possible cremation pits dispersed over large area Settlement, burnt mounds, & possible burial site. Prehistoric
Cookstown Great 3 2 burnt spreads and pits with burnt fills Burnt mound Bronze Age
Kilmainham 2 Slot trenches and posthole Possible building Prehistoric
Gardenrath 2 Postholes, slot trench & cobbled surface Possible building (possibly Neolithic) Possibly Neolithic
Gardenrath 1 Possible cists and hearth Possible burial site Prehistoric
Townparks 1 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Townparks 3 Stone and brick rubble Vernacular building Early Modern
Townparks 2 Two pits c.50m apart Occupation activity Prehistoric
Townparks 4 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Townparks 5 Pits, slot trench & prehistoric pottery Occupation activity Prehistoric
Townparks 6 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Kilmainham 3 Postholes Possible building Prehistoric
Newrath Little 1 Two pits and a possible hearth Occupation activity Prehistoric
Newrath Little 2 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Newrath Little 3 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Townparks/ Commons of Lloyd 1 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Commons of Lloyd 1 Burnt spread Burnt mound Bronze Age
Cakestown Glebe 1 Pits Occupation activity Prehistoric

 

NO FURTHER INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR SECTION 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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