West Bay Protected Wreck Site Conservation Statement and Management Plan

By Tom Cousins

This document is a conservation and management plan for the West Bay protected wreck site off the Dorset Coast. The wreck comprises a small mound of iron bars, within which are two ships guns and an iron anchor. This document seeks to address the aspirations of stakeholders and balances conservation with social and economic needs.

Tom Cousins of Bournemouth University prepared this report on behalf of Historic England.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Understanding the West Bay Protected Wreck Site
  • Assessment of Significance
  • Issues and Vulnerability
  • Conservation Management Policies
  • Forward Plan
  • Implementation
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix 1: Site Location
  • Appendix 2: Details of Guns Discovered in 2008
  • Appendix 3: Multibeam Survey of Pollock Reef

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 25


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