MAS-F100110: MAS-F100110; East Sussex; Timber;  Image 4 of 4.

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Unique ID: MAS-F100110

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

Heavily eroded and abraded timber fragment with marine borer and growth present. As it is so worn, it is difficult to tell what type of wood it is and whether this fragment was originally completely shaped and worked, or just partially worked to achieve its function. The timber does not exhibit any evidence or staining from fastenings, however, there is one hole that could have been a fastening point at some stage.

It is thought that this fragment may be a broken post or groyne timber that has come from a beach rather than material relating to a wreck. Groynes are wooden barriers built at right angles to a beach to prevent the movement of material along the coast caused by longshore drift. They can be subjected to storm damage which results in them being broken and drifting out to sea. The possibility that this piece of wood derives from a vessel should not be ruled out, however. Shipwrecks represent an important part of our marine historic landscape and are important in understanding some of the most fundamental aspects relating to human past and experience.


Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Submitted as wreck to the Receiver of Wreck

Wreck details

Droit number: 220/17


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 720 mm
Width: 180 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: A BB
Identified by: A BB
Secondary identifier: V L

Other reference numbers

Droit ID: 220/17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Wood
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4400
Four figure Latitude: 50.78170298
Four figure longitude: 0.04126088
1:25K map: TQ4400
1:10K map: TQ40SW
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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fishing
Current location: With finder

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018

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