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South Coast Harbours 1698
report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw


Newhaven, East Sussex: 'haven'; mouth of the River Ouse running into the English Channel.
TQ4500; sheet 198
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New-Haven
How Scituate
The condition
of the Haven
The decay there
of incapacity
Is distant from Cookmere about 4 Miles Westward, and Stands upon the River wch: goes to Lewis and the Wild of Sussex, about a Mile and quarter from the Wash of ye. Sea, and is likewise very inconsiderable being stopped up and Barr'd by the same means wch: hath rendered the forementioned Havens useless Namely by enclosing the Wast in the Levells about the same, and excluding the indraught of the Sea, that in all probability in former times had greater freedom to flow in and out, and kept the Channell deep and open, But there are now noe Qualifications to be discerned proper for the Navy.

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South Coast Harbours 1698
report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw

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