Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

Kiln, field systems, hearth and work surface at Bricketstown, Co. Wexford (00E0476)

December, 2009 · Written by: Eachtra Print This Page This entry is part 26 of 30 in the Issue 04

Archaeological Excavation Report

Kiln, field systems, hearth and work surface

In Bricketstown townland a number of agricultural features were exposed including a limekiln, land divisions, hearth and stakeholes, a platform with medieval waste and evidence of ridge and furrow cultivation. The main features of the sites included early land divisions (ditches), a work surface with residues from various industrial activities, a hearth surrounded by stakeholes/hearth furniture, later land divisions (ditches) that enclosed ridges and furrows and a kiln. The archaeological evidence from the site is generally indicative of activity associated with agriculture, incorporating a kiln, furrows, boundaries and drainage ditches.

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