Author Results for H. Muir Evans

The Long Sand and Southern Channels

By H. Muir Evans

This is a detailed study of certain sandbanks and passages in the Thames Estuary from the late sixteenth century. The author’s sources include maps and other documents from as early as 1586 and a complete run of Admiralty charts from 1775 to 1930. The study addresses changes in the names and features of both shoals […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Science & Exploration

The Kentish Flats and Southern Channels

By H. Muir Evans

Prior to the silting up of the Wantsum and Stour rivers it was possible for sea-going vessels to sail from the Thames to the Downs and then across the Channel to the Continent. Muir Evans endeavours to trace this inland passage by interpreting the ‘sand-names’ associated with the Kentish coast. The names of sandbanks of […] Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Sands, Gats and Swatchways between Harwich and the Nore

By H. Muir Evans

The article gathers the history of sands and shores of the Thames through the study of three distinctive areas: 1) the Essex coast line, 2) the sands facing Sheppey and the north coast of Kent, and 3) the sands and channels that lie between these areas. It includes maps and diagrams from as early as […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Science & Exploration

The Sandbanks of Yarmouth and Lowestoft

By H. Muir Evans

The author studies the existing sands in shallow waters off Great Britain, and enumerates the different ways of approaching them. Etymologically speaking, many names are variants of old words for fishes, birds, coming from Old Norse, Danish, Anglo-Saxon, etc. Sand names come from: 1) their physical form; 2) date of appearance; 3) name of a […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Science & Exploration