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Rill Cove
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Place Name : Rill Cove off Kynance Cliff, the Lizard, Cornwall

Lat / Long : 49 ° 58 ' 31 '' North - 5 ° 14' 26'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
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Type : Built : 1616?  
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Restrictions : An area within 100m radius of National Grid Reference Co-ordinate 67751345 on Ordnance Survey Map SW 61 SE 1:10 000, or position 49 58' 31.0" N., 05 14' 26.7" W. excluding any part of the area which lies above the high-water mark of ordinary spring tides. Charts affected: 777, 2345. This site is a designated Historic Wreck under the Protection of Wrecks Act, 1973
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A banded breech-loading gun and more than 300 sixteenth century coins (Philip II and III of Spain) have been removed from the Rill Cove site. The name of the vessel is not known but a tentative date of 1616 has been assigned.
ADU designation: March 15, 1976; 1976 No. 1; 1976/203.
ADU licences: 1976 survey; 1977-94 excavation.

References :
Simpson, K., Hall, H., Davis, R. & Larn, R., 1977, An early 17th century wreck near Rill Cove, Kynance, Cornwall. An interim report. IJNA 6.2: 163-6.
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