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During archaeological monitoring on the 9th April, the south boundary wall was noticed and it was observed that there were features in the wall suggesting windows at some point. The west 13 metres of the wall running through the south end of properties nos. 65-68 Stephen’s Green was exposed and drawn to reveal the features appearing in it.

The features would suggest that there were two windows on the west side of the wall as viewed on its north-facing elevation. The arrangement of brick suggested that the east window had been replaced by a smaller on at some stage.  This would suggest that there were outhouses, perhaps coach houses or stables or even lavatories at the back of some of the houses for a period of time. Their date is unknown, but the fact that there was a pair of windows and no door, etc, would suggest that the building faced into the gardens. The windows would appear to have been made by inserting holes in the original stone boundary wall and building in brick windows, the outlines of which can be seen in brick. Then, when the outhouses or stables/sheds were dismantled, the window gaps were filled with stone rubble.  It is unclear whether the ‘outbuildings’ belonged to no. 67 or no. 68 or whether one belonged to each. None of the Ordnance survey maps from the first edition on wards show outbuildings on nos. 67 or 68, but there is a very small outbuilding at the south boundary and east corner of no. 66, suggesting the possibility of former small outbuildings at the corners of the houses. On the east section of wall, there was some very fine cut stone cornicing. There was a rectilinear aperture in the wall on the east end which may have been a drain.

 




 

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