Item description for Investigating the Maritime History of Rotherhithe: Excavations at Pacific Wharf, 165 Rotherhithe st, Southwark (Molas Archaeology Studies Series, 11) by Kieron Heard...
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.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.3" Width: 8" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Publisher David Brown Book Company
ISBN 1901992403 ISBN13 9781901992403