18 Bride Street, Wexford
No archaeological significance
Assessment of a proposed single house at Bride Street, Wexford, included testing of the development area. The site lay 90m outside the walled town and 30m from the site of the medieval parish church of St Bridget's. Excavations by Edward Bourke in 1988 200m to the east produced the foundations of some fifteen post-and-wattle houses in two plots dating from the 11th to the 14th centuries (Bourke 1995).
Two trenches were excavated by mini-digger within the proposed development area. Topsoil directly overlay a gravel substratum in both trenches. Nothing of archaeological interest was noted.
Bourke, E. 1995 Life in the sunny south-east: housing and domestic economy in Viking and medieval Wexford, Archaeology Ireland 9 (Viking issue).
Cóilín Ó Drisceoil, Tulla, Threecastles, Co. Kilkenny.
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