Chart, hand coloured manuscript, The Port of Rye, East Sussex, by Edmund Dummer and Captain Thomas Wiltshaw, Royal Navy, 1698.

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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
images © Jean Norgate: 2001
a = Part of the Haven right against 
ye Town now dry at low Water was 15 & 
16 ft. deep within Memory at that Place. b = The Haven lyes dry at low Water at 
this time. May be Cable & half in distance 
& is all the space yt: ye. small Vessells 
have to Float in at low Water c = The Entrance or Mouth of the Haven. 
2 or 3 fam: deep at low Water. May be Cable 
& half in distance & is all the space yt: ye. 
small Vessells have to Float in at low Water d = Shoale Ground again just wth:out it and so 
to two Miles in Length. May be Cable & half in 
distance & is all the space yt: ye. small 
Vessells have to Float in at low Water. The length 
of the Shoale wth:out ye Havens Mouth to the Barr 
and reckoned two Miles. e = The length of the Shoale wth:out ye Havens 
Mouth to the Barr and reckoned two Miles. f = Winchelsea g = [Winchelsea] Levell h = [Winchelsea] Castle i = Sockett k = Romsey Marsh l = Guildford m = Scotch Flatt n = Cravens Sluice o = New Sluice & Wall o = New Sluice & Wall p = Knocks Sluice q = Wettersham Levell r = Kent Bridge s = Island of Oxney t = Appledoor Levell