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HER Number:MDV36306
Name:Sounding Lead found offshore at Dartmouth Castle

Summary

17th century sounding lead found circa 100 metres to the southeast of Dartmouth Castle.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 888 502
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictUnknown
Ecclesiastical ParishOFFSHORE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/7/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (XVII - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Dudley, E. R., 1989, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV161533.

Sounding lead found on south east side of Dartmouth Castle. Dated 1640/50. Found in 3 metres of water approx 100 metres from curtain wall. Weight 3 kilograms, diameter at base 5 centimetres, diameter at apex 3.5 centimetres, length 24.5 centimetres, octagonal (Oldham cited by Dudley). The cannon site south east of Dartmouth/Kingswear Castles is not as yet designated as a site under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. It has, however, been investigated by the archaeological divisional unit of St Andrews University. Other details: Includes an amendment note.


Gaimster, M. + Haith, C. + Bradley, J., 1999, Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1998, 238 (Article in Serial). SDV361737.


Batty, M., 2003, South Devon Coast Path Project: a study of the archaeology along the coast path in the South Hams from Staddon Heights to Sharkham Point, 83 (Un-published). SDV336214.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161533Worksheet: Dudley, E. R.. 1989. Worksheet.
SDV336214Un-published: Batty, M.. 2003. South Devon Coast Path Project: a study of the archaeology along the coast path in the South Hams from Staddon Heights to Sharkham Point. Mixed Archive Material. 83.
SDV361737Article in Serial: Gaimster, M. + Haith, C. + Bradley, J.. 1999. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1998. Medieval Archaeology. 43. Unknown. 238.

Associated Monuments

MDV19561Related to: Dartmouth Castle or Hawley's Fortalice (Building)
MDV8519Related to: Dartmouth Castle (Building)
MDV55300Related to: Old Battery, Dartmouth Castle (Building)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2579 - SOUNDING LEAD (XVII to Unknown - 1601 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2018 10:45AM