Shipping in a Sixteenth Century Plan of Winchelea and Rye

By H. Lovegrove, published August 1947


The port of Winchelsea and Rye was threatened by natural processes of deposition and flooding, but attempts to protect the land by repairs to a breach were blocked. The plans provided with this petition have provided evidence of contemporary shipping. The artist knew his tides and also the variety of vessels to be found in coastal waters, and his illustrations show his understanding of ship handling.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Early Modern) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

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