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Langdon Bay
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Place Name : Langdon Bay, Dover

Lat / Long : 51 ° 7 ' 36 '' North - 1 ° 20' 48'' East System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
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Restrictions : An area within 150m radius of position 51 07.60' N., 01 20.80' E. (excluding that part encroached upon by the eastern arm of the breakwater). No part of the restricted area lies above the high-water mark of ordinary spring tides. Chart affected: 1698, 1828. This site is a designated Historic Wreck under the Protection of Wrecks Act, 1973
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In 1974 members of the Dover sub-aqua club began to find bronze objects just outside Dover harbour. These were identified as types of tools, weapons and ornaments made in France during the Middle Bronze Age and rarely found in Britain. More than 350 objects have been recorded and raised from the site and are in the care of the British Museum. They are thought to be part of a cargo of sc rap bronze being transported from France to Britain.
ADU designation: May 26, 1978; 1978 No. 4; 1978/764; Amendment Order February 16, 1979; 1979/56.
ADU licences: 1978 survey; 1979-85 excavation; 1986-9 excavation; 1990-4 survey.

References :
Coombes, D., 1976, The Dover harbour bronze find - a Bronze Age wreck? Archaeologia Atlantica 1.2: 193-5. Needham, S. & Dean, M., 1987, La cargaison de Langdon Bay a Douvres (Grande-Bretagne). Congres Prehistorique de France, 1984. Actes du Colloque de Bronze de Lille - R.A.P./S.P.F. Muckelroy, K, 1981, Middle Bronze Age Trade between Britain and Europe. PPS 47: 275-97. Muckelroy, K., 1980, Two Bronze Age cargoes in British Waters. Antiquity LIV: 100-9.
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