A Romano-British Boat from the Shores of the Severn Estuary

By Seán McGrail & Owain Roberts, published May 1999


Found in 1993, the Barland’s Farm boat was dated to the the late third century AD. The article describes the distinctive features of this boat, all characteristic of the Romano-Celtic tradition. A model was used to establish the dimensions of the original, and her means of propulsion, steering and mooring was established. There is discussion of her operational performance and possible trade routes.

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Filed under: Antiquity | Internal Waterways | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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