Dublin City Archaeological Archive/Timberyard, Coombe Relief Road, Dublin 8 (06E0710)

Repository: Dublin City Archives

Identity Statement

TitleDublin City Archaeological Archive/Timberyard, Coombe Relief Road, Dublin 8 (06E0710)
Archive ReferenceIE DCLA/DCAA/03/01
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/dublin-city-archaeological-archivetimberyard-coombe-relief-road-dublin-8
Creation Dates2006-2007
Extent Medium3 archive boxes + 2 outsize folders


Creator(s): Arch-Tech Ltd., 32 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

  • Administrative History ↴

    Arch-Tech Ltd. is an archaeological consultancy providing a full and comprehensive service including: assessment of planning conditions, impact studies, test-excavation, full-scale excavation, and post-excavation. They offer both archaeological planning and architectural conservation advice within one practice. The company was established in 1992 by archaeologist Leo Swan and conservation architect Timothy Foley. The archaeological excavation on this site took place between November 2006 and January 2007, following an archaeological assessment (Giacometti 2006) that identified material of potential archaeological interest. The archaeological work was carried out in order to fulfil the City Archaeologist's recommendations (dated 27 July 2005, Planning Ref 3167/05 Part VIII) for the development of the site. The excavation was only concerned with the parts of the site that would be impacted upon by the proposed development and was funded by Dublin City Council. All archaeological material on the site was fully excavated. The site lies within the Historic Centre of Dublin City (Recorded Monument DU018-020) as defined by the Archaeological Constraints Maps, and is located close to a further 23 monuments listed in the Record of Monuments and Places. Also, the site is in an area where 17th and 18th century tanneries, breweries, textile and other industries were clustered. The findings from the excavation have been separated into three areas of archaeological interest. These are Mutton Lane and adjoining buildings, Atkinson's Alley, and a foundry complex. All areas excavated were fully resolved down to the underlying natural subsoil. All material within the excavated areas was removed, and none was preserved in-situ. Findings include Fireplaces, Stoves, Ovens, Wells, Pits, Chimneys, Drains, Post-Medieval Pottery, Glass, Clay Pipes, Ceramic, Bone, Leather, Coins, Buttons, Pins, Timber, Barrels and Animal Bone.
  • Archival History ↴

    Transferred by Antoine Giacometti, on behalf of Arch-Tech, to Dublin City Archives, 06 August 2009.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Official Transfer

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Arch-Tech Ltd., 32 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 ↴

    The collection contains archaeological excavation records from the site Timberyard, Coombe Relief Road, Dublin 8, licence 06E0710, directed by archaeologist Antoine Giacometti of Arch-Tech Ltd. Includes context sheets and registers; bone sheets; timber register, photographic register, drawing register, sample register, drawings of plans, development plans, soil sample, architects report, photographs of artefacts, excavation and pre-excavation. The collection also contains licences; the final excavation report; correspondence, site notebooks, report on fauna material and electronic records.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Box lists created by Paul Brett. Arranged by 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. Researchers wishing to publish will be obliged to write to Antoine Giacometti for permission to do so.
Creation Dates2006-2007
Extent Medium3 archive boxes + 2 outsize folders
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqComputer and specific software required to access electronic records
Finding Aids DCAA Database and box list available for consultation 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 Descriptions40044