UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Marshmen at work: Dover Harbour, 1583

Harris, O; (2006) Marshmen at work: Dover Harbour, 1583. Romney Marsh Irregular , 28 13 - 21.

Full text not available from this repository.


This note examines the preliminary work undertaken for the remodelling of Dover Harbour in 1583, and the contribution made by the men of Romney Marsh, who were able to exploit their extensive corporate experience of building marsh-walls. It draws on archival sources, and on a narrative account of the project by Reginald Scott, published in Holinshed's Chronicles in 1587. This material provides valuable insights into the technical and social context in which Romney walls of the early modern period were constructed.

Type: Article
Title: Marshmen at work: Dover Harbour, 1583
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws > Bentham Project
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/151945
Downloads since deposit
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item