Dublin City Archaeological Archive/Judith Carroll Excavations 2003 – 2006 Collection

Repository: Dublin City Archives

Identity Statement

TitleDublin City Archaeological Archive/Judith Carroll Excavations 2003 - 2006 Collection
Archive ReferenceIE DCLA/DCAA/10/08
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/dublin-city-archaeological-archivejudith-carroll-excavions-2003-2006-collection
Creation Dates2001-2008
Extent Medium7 folders


Creator(s): Judith Carroll and Co Ltd

  • Administrative History ↴

    Judith Carroll and Company, Archaeological Consultants (11-13 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2), are a group of professional archaeologists based in Dublin but working countrywide. They offer a wide range of archaeological services to both public and private clients; carrying out excavations, assessments, trial testing and monitoring for developments of all scales. Judith Carroll and Co. have produced a number of publications including "Dublin city: sources for archaeologists" (2003) and reports on excavations at Balrothery, Co. Dublin (2008). Judith Carroll and Co. carry out archaeological investigations under the Planning and Development Acts (2000) and the National Monuments Acts and Amendments (1930-2004). This collection encompasses a number of archaeological investigations carried out in Dublin city by Judith Carroll and Co. Ltd. in 2003-2006. It includes the following sites: 01E0465 ext. - St. Mary's Church, Crumlin Monitoring was carried out, in November 2007, under an extension to licence 01E0465, prior to the creation of new car parking facilities in the grounds of St Mary’s Church of Ireland church, St Mary’s Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12. The proposed development comprised two areas, one to the north and one to the south of the 1940s church. The site is located within DU018–038. The 1837 OS map depicts a ringwork, c. 30m in diameter, situated on the site of the Church of Ireland church. By 1865 the ringwork is depicted as a small motte, suggesting that it had been reduced in size. The OS map of 1907 still shows the motte but by 1936 it had clearly been destroyed, with the site being designated ‘moat, site of’. Although this area is located within the boundary of a recorded monument, topsoil-stripping in the area yielded no features or finds of archaeological significance. 02E1604 - Anglesea Mill, Anglesea Row Trial testing took place on the site of the mill in June 2003. No archaeological finds or features came to light 03E0231 - 70-72 Talbot Street Testing took place on the site in March 2003. No archaeological finds or features came to light. 03E0605 - 27-32 Talbot Street Testing took place on the site in April 2003. No archaeological finds or features came to light. 04E0638 - St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra Test-trenching was undertaken at the site of 'The Courtyard' in St Patrick's College, Drumcondra Road Upper, Dublin 3, on 7 and 8 May 2004. The site was within an enclosed courtyard area in the northern portion of the college, bounded to the north by the college kitchens, to the south by student facilities, to the east by the student common room and to the west by the dining hall. The development area is within the zone of constraint of SMR 18:12(01-02), a dwelling cluster site. Two trenches were excavated. Trench 1 was 5m by 1m, orientated north-south. It was excavated by hand on to natural boulder clay and contained two distinguishable horizon deposits, neither of which was archaeological in nature. Trench 2 was a 5m by 1m L-shaped trench, again primarily orientated north-south but with an additional 1m annex on the southern end. This trench contained a number of horizons, none of which was archaeological. 04E0835 - Crumlin House, St, Teresa's Road, Crumlin Development is proposed for Crumlin House and its grounds, which are presently owned by the Silesian fathers of St John Bosco. The site is situated to the south of Crumlin village, to the east of St Teresa's Road, from where it is currently accessed. It is bounded on the south and east by Stanaway Park and by residential houses on the north. The Crumlin House grounds were also tested in 2000 by Emer Dennehy (Excavations 2000, No. 232, 00E0933) and an architectural survey of the house was carried out. The family associated with Crumlin House is the Catholic Purcell family, who were first mentioned, according to Francis Elrington Ball, as having been resident in Crumlin in the 16th century; in 1609 Edmund Purcell was leased land by the Church. Ball states that the Purcells were seated near the village until the last century and there is a tombstone in the village bearing inscriptions to a long line of the Purcell family. One of the inscriptions is to 'Ignatius Francis Purcell of Cromlyn House, Co. Dublin, Esqr., 14th August 1856'. An assessment, including testing and geophysical survey, was carried out on the site in two phases - in June-July 2004 and October 2004. The October phase of testing was done on foot of the July geophysical survey, to supplement test anomalies shown up by it. Stone rubble, probably of a wall of post-medieval date, and a post-medieval pit came to light in the assessment. No other archaeological finds or features came to light; monitoring during development was recommended. Reference Ball, Francis Elrington, 1906 A history of the County Dublin. Volume IV. Dublin, 134-47.
  • Archival History ↴

    Transferred by Judith Carroll to Dublin City Archives 26 February 2014
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Judith Carroll and Co Ltd ↴

    This collection contains archaeological records from sites in Dublin City excavated by Judith Carroll, Geraldine Dunne and Eoghan Kieran between 2003-2006. The collection consists of the records of seven sites: 01E0465 ext. St. Mary’s Church, Crumlin; 02E1604 Anglesea Mill, Anglesea Road; 03E0231 70-72 Talbot Street; 27-32 Talbot Street; 04E0638 St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra; 04E0835 Crumlin House and unlicenced monitoring at 8 Eustace Street. Includes report relating to Excavation Licence No. 00E0933 Crumlin House/Stanaway Avenue, Crumlin.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Arranged by individual site/Excavation Licence Number.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions The collection will be made available for public research on 26 February 2017, three years after the donation date. During the closure period the collection will be made available for research only to members of Judith Carroll and Co. Ltd. or to person/s nominated by them in writing and the Terms of Membership of DCLA, including photocopying charges, will apply to all such persons.
Conditions Governing ReproductionThe terms of the Copyright and Related Acts (2000) allows DCLA to provide photocopies of material for research purposes only. Researchers wishing to publish will be obliged to write to Judith Carroll and Co. Ltd. for permission to do so.
Creation Dates2001-2008
Extent Medium7 folders
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Box list available on DCAA database in Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Publication NoteDatabase of Irish Excavations Reports, www.excavations.ie. Further reference in Administrative/Biographical History

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteNoelle Mitchell
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions41722