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Medieval boat found in Suffolk


Guest Jonny

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25 June 2008 13:02

The discovery of a medieval boat long the north Suffolk coast has been described as being of major national importance by archaeologists.

The remains were found during excavations at Sizewell in advance of the onshore works for the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm.

The vessel, which was probably a small inshore fishing boat, was broken up sometime between the 12th and 14th Centuries and parts of its hull were re-used to create a timber lining for a well.

Robert Atfield, Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service's project manager, said: “The waterlogged conditions have ensured that the timbers are very well preserved.

rest of the story here and some pics..........

http://new.edp24.co.uk/content/news/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&tBrand=edponline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED25%20Jun%202008%2013%3A02%3A52%3A977

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