Ships of the Port of London

    SubTitle

    Twelfth to seventeenth centuries AD
    Ships of the Port of London large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        31 Jan 1996

        Summary

        Presents a study of the remains of twelfth- to seventeenth-century ships and boats from the port of London. Using evidence from the vessels, from waterfronts, and from contemporary manuscripts this book presents the design, construction, and use of these ancient vessels.
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        9920546

        Main Summary

          This report is the first full study of the remains of the twelfth- to seventeenth-century ships and boats from the port of London.  Using evidence from the vessels, from waterfronts, and from contemporary manuscripts Peter Marsden has reconstructed the design, construction, and use of these ancient vessels.  The book focuses on the substantial remains of three local vessels.  The earliest, the Custom House boat, was built in 1160-90 and was found broken up and reused in a waterfront revetment dating from a century later.  The other two were wrecks discovered in the River Thames: Blackfriars ship 3, a fifteenth-century sailing barge, and Blackfriars ship 2, a barge which sank about 1670 with a cargo of bricks for rebuilding in London after the Great Fire of 1666.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Archaeological Reports

          Author

          Peter Marsden

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          290mm

          Number of Illustrations

          188

          Number of Pages

          236

          ISBN

          9781850745136

          Contents

            List of Figures

            List of Tables

            Summary

            Résumé

            Zusammenfassung

            Acknowledgements

            Introduction

            1 Twelfth to thirteenth-century shipping in the port of London

            2 The twelfth-century Custom House boats, City of London, 1973

            3 Blackfiars ship 3, c 1400, City of London, 1970

            4 Blackfiars ship 4, probably fifteenth century, City of London, 1970

            5 Ship and boat fragments of the twelfth to early fifteenth centuries

            6 Sixteenth-century reverse clinker boat, Morgans Lane, Southwark

            7 Blackfriars ship 2, seventeenth century, City of London, 1969

            8 Ship and boat fragments of the sixteenth to seventeenth centuries

            Appendices

            Glossary of nautical terms

            Bibliography

            Index

            Reviews