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Rill Cove Designated Historic Wreck Site

Desk-Based Assessment

By Kevin Camidge

The desk-based assessment of the Rill Cove designated wreck was commissioned by English Heritage and prepared by Kevin Camidge, as part of the National Heritage Protection Plan work on submerged heritage assets. The exact identity of the wreck, situated off the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula is unknown but may have been a light armed merchant ship of the early 17th century. This assessment covers an overview of the site's significance, a survey of reports about the site, the evidence from the site, including finds and discussion of the threats that face it.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Contents
Summary
Project Background
    Introduction
    Site Location
    Licensing History
    Aims and Objectives
Methodology
    Introduction
    Sources
    Discussion
Results
    Introduction
    Identification of the Rill Cove Wreck
    Documentary Sources
    Archaeological History of the Site
       The Site Plans
       The Photographs
       Finds Drawings
       Finds List (1994)
    Archaeological Evidence
Assessment of Importance
    Introduction
    Period
    Rarity
    Documentation
    Survival/Condition
    Vulnerability
    Diversity
    Potential
Assessment of Impacts
    Previous Disturbance
    Site Environment
    Future Threats
Recommendations
Contents of the DVD
Bibliography

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed

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