Investigating the Maritime History of Rotherhithe: Excavations at Pacific Wharf, 165 Rotherhithe Street, Southwark (MoLAS Archaeology Studies No. 11)

Investigating the Maritime History of Rotherhithe: Excavations at Pacific Wharf, 165 Rotherhithe Street, Southwark (MoLAS Archaeology Studies No. 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.

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by Kieron Heard with Damian Goodburn

Contents

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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/12/2003
  • ISBN13: 9781901992403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 58
  • ID: 9781901992403
  • weight: 299
  • ISBN10: 1901992403

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