Rooswijk, towards the north eastern end of the Kellett Gut - Kent (off)

The VOC (Dutch East Company) ship Rooswijk was built in Amsterdam in 1737 but stranded on the Goodwin Sands in 1739 while en route from the Texel to the East Indies. The site represents archaeological evidence for the practice of large-scale overseas commerce between the Netherlands and Asia during the C18. As with other sites in the Goodwins, archaeological material is at risk owing to mobile sediments causing periodic exposure. A large scale excavation is on-going in a joint project with the Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency and other stakeholders.

Rooswijk, towards the north eastern end of the Kellett Gut - Kent (off)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    The Rooswijk
    Heritage Category:
    Protected Wreck Site
    List Entry Number:
    1000085
    Local Planning Authority:
    Kent (off)
    Site Type:
    Maritime > Wreck

Location

    Locality:
    Towards the north eastern end of the Kellett Gut
    County:
    off Kent (off)
    Region:
    South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Wreck site
    Condition:
    Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Priority:
    E - Monitoring as appropriate (any trend)
    Previous Priority:
    E
    Ownership:
    Private