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Frank Scott

    Gillian Hutchinson, Medieval Ships & Shipping (London, 1997) has some relevant material about Fenland stone transport by water, notably pages 119-21, where she talks about Sawtry Abbey, Barnack stone, and Wittlesey (Whittlesly) Mere. In 19th century when the Mere was drained four blocks of Barnack stone were recovered, probably lost in some barge accident. Stone size @ One Ton, (0.94M x 0.73M x 0.73M).