Investigating the Maritime History of Rotherhithe, Paperback / softback Book

Investigating the Maritime History of Rotherhithe Paperback / softback

Part of the MoLAS Archaeology Studies Series series


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 58 pages, 44 b/w illus,
  • Publisher: Museum of London Archaeology
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  • Category: Maritime history
  • ISBN: 9781901992403


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