Dublin City Archaeological Archive/ Railway Street (03E0569)

Repository: Dublin City Archives

Identity Statement

TitleDublin City Archaeological Archive/ Railway Street (03E0569)
Archive ReferenceIE DCLA/DCAA/01/16
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/dublin-city-archaeological-archive-railway-street
Creation Dates2003
Extent MediumMedium 1 Box, 1 Outsize Folder


Creator(s): Margaret Gowen and Company

  • Administrative History ↴

    Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd., Rath House, Ferndale Road, Rathmichael, Co. Dublin, is a professional archaeological company founded in the early 1980s. The company has carried out a number of archaeological excavations and development-led investigations arising from the requirements of development control and planning process, in line with legal provisions of the Planning and Development Acts (2000) and the National Monuments Acts (1930-2004) and Amendments Acts. The archaeological excavation at this site was undertaken on 22 April 2003, following an earlier archaeological and historical appraisal carried out in December 2002 (Sutton 2002). The development site at Railway Street, Gloucester Place Lower and Sean McDermott Street Lower, Dublin measured c.68m by c. 64m. The development involved the demolition of the existing structures at the site and the erection of a seven-storey mixed retail and residential development, with a basement car park. Archaeological monitoring and recording was carried out to fulfil the conditions of the planning permission issued for the development by Dublin City Council (Planning Reference 0488/02). It was agreed that a sample of the surviving 19th century structural remains at the site would be recorded in detail in conjunction with the programme of archaeological monitoring at the site. Recording of structures was carried out in two areas-Area A and Area B. A single structure (C4) was recorded in Area A and two structures (C10 + C13) were recorded in Area B. All three structures were demolished in the early to mid-20th century to accommodate modern industrial and commercial structures. No archaeological material or structures pre-dating those recorded in Areas A and B were identified at the site. There was no evidence from the programme of archaeological monitoring to suggest the presence of any archaeological material pre-dating the original applotment of the site in the period 1791-1810.
  • Archival History ↴

    Transferred by Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd. To Dublin City Archives, 20 October 2009
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Margaret Gowen and Company ↴

    This collection contains archaeological excavation records from the site Railway Street, by Teresa Bolger. Includes copy excavation licences, correspondence, artefact conservation records, material relating to costs, engineering drawings,method statement, reports and plans.

  • 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 Dates2003
Extent MediumMedium 1 Box, 1 Outsize Folder
Material Language ScriptEnglish
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 Descriptions40849