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South Coast Harbours 1698
report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw


Poole, Dorset: 'port'; mouths of several rivers including the River Frome and River Puddle, running into Poole Harbour, thence to Poole Bay in the English Channel.
SZ0_8_; sheet 195
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Poole
The description
of the Haven
Nature of the
Tydes
Capable of no
improvement for
ye. Navy
In like manner tho' Assisted by a Considerable Fresh from Dorchester, and is a Capacious Water when all its Shoale Grounds are covered with the Tyde Nevertheless not having above 8ft. Water for a great Space without the Mouth of it at Low water, and that the Rise of the Spring Tydes doe not exceed 8 ft. more, those very uncertain and remiss, The Shoales very large, and the Channells very Crooked; There are very few Vessells will venture into it when they can choose to doe otherwise, The entrance into this Haven is covered by Studland Point, The Town stands about 3 Miles within the Haven, wch: together with its Generall Scituation affords nothing in our Opinion proper or improveable for the Service of the Navy.

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South Coast Harbours 1698
report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw

© Jean and Martin Norgate: 2002
with information courtesy of Hampshire CC Museums Service
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