Investigating the Maritime History of Rotherhithe (MoLAS Archaeology Studies Series 11)
By: Damian Goodburn (author), Kieron Heard (author)Paperback
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In the mid 17th century a timber river wall allowed occupation of marginal land. The site was used as a timber yard and then developed as a commercial wharf, with new waterfronts constructed in deeper water. In the second half of the 18th century the Woolcombe family of shipbuilders developed a new river frontage and a wet dock. In the early 19th century the Beatson family adapted the site as a ship-breakers' yard and built a fashionable dwelling house overlooking the wet dock and a warehouse. The findings at Pacific Wharf provide important insights into post-medieval woodworking techniques, and other key aspects of ship-building technology. This concise and extensively illustrated volume documents these processes in their archaeological context, providing an illuminating account of Southwark's maritime history.
by Kieron Heard with Damian Goodburn
List of figures; Foreword; Summary; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The archaeological sequence; The woodworking evidence; Conclusions; French and German summaries; Glossary of woodworking and nautical terms; Bibliography; Index.
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