Dublin City Archaelogical Archive/1-5 Stephen Street Upper, Dublin 2 (00E0559)

Repository: Dublin City Archives

Identity Statement

TitleDublin City Archaelogical Archive/1-5 Stephen Street Upper, Dublin 2 (00E0559)
Archive ReferenceIE DCLA/DCAA/04/02
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/dublin-city-archaelogical-archive15-stephen-street-upper-dublin-2
Creation Dates2001-2002
Extent Medium4 Boxes, 1 Outsize Folder


Creator(s): Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd

  • Administrative History ↴

    Established in 1998, Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd. (I.A.C.) is a multidisciplinary archaeological practice with offices in Dublin and Waterford. Since their foundation, Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd. have evolved into one of Ireland’s most successful archaeological consultancy services employing a core staff of 30 archaeologists, surveyors and project managers and a field staff of up to 350 archaeologists. Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd. provide a comprehensive range of archaeological and built heritage services to the development industry. Their clients include architects, planners, developers, local authorities, semi-state bodies and government departments. The archaeological excavation on this site took place in two phases from March to May 2001 and from February to April 2002. Preliminary site investigations by Mr. Martin Reid in 1999 in the North East corner of this site identified the remains of twenty articulated inhumations (Licence Ref: 97E0094). Further testing was carried out in the South East corner which indicated that burials extended into this area also and which prompted the excavation in question. The first phase of the excavation was concentrated in a 10m by 11m area in the South East corner. The second phase concentrated on areas to the North and West of phase one. Rubble overburden on the site was removed by mechanical digger under strict archaeological supervision. All subsequent excavation on the site was carried out by hand. Prior to the excavation the site consisted of a car park. Following the excavation a five story office development with basement level car park was constructed. The site dates from the early medieval to the later medieval and post medieval period. The site is located in the parish of St. Peter in Royal Exchange Ward. It lies South East of the walls of the medieval town, in an area referred to in documents from the Anglo-Norman period as the 'Steine'. Close to the location of the excavation are the sites of the medieval churches of St. Stephen and St. Peter's.
  • Archival History ↴

    Transferred by Fintan Walsh, for Irish Archaeological Consultancy, on 10 September 2009
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd ↴

    This collection contains archaeological excavation records from the site 1-5 Stephen Street Upper, Dublin 2, licence number 00E0559, by Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd. Includes context sheets, pottery sheets, finds registers, burial registers, bone registers, reports, site notebooks, colour photographs, electronic records and plans, drawings and matrixes.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Collection processed and box lists created by Paul Brett. Arranged according to document type.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available to view by public who apply for research card in Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room, 138-144 Pearse street, Dublin 2.
Conditions Governing ReproductionThe terms of the Copyright and Related Acts (2000) allows DCLA to provide photocopies of material for research purposes only. Publication by written permission from Margaret Gowen and Company only.
Creation Dates2001-2002
Extent Medium4 Boxes, 1 Outsize Folder
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqMicrosoft Word & Excel software required to access electronic records
Finding Aids Box list available on DCAA Database in Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NotePaul Brett
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40086