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St Anthony Designated Historic Wreck Site

Desk-Based Assessment

By Kevin Camidge

The desk-based assessment of the St Anthony desingated 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 St Anthony, was wrecked off the west coast of the Lizard peninsula in1527. The vessel, probably a carrack, was owned by the King of Portugal and was on a voyage from Flanders to Portugal with a cargo of high-status goods, much of which was salvaged by locals - actions that left a trail in the documentary evidence. This assessment covers an overview of the site's significance, the history of the wreck, 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
     Summary History of the St Anthony
     Documentary Sources
     Archaeological History of the Site
         The Site Plans
         The Photographs
         The Finds List
     Archaeological Evidence
Assessment of Importance
     Period
     Rarity
     Documentation
     Survival/Condition
     Vulnerability
     Diversity
     Potential
Assessment of Impacts
     Previous Disturbance
     Site Environment
     Future Threats
Discussion
Recommendations
Contents of the DVD
Bibliography

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed

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