Wapping Wharf, Bristol, Part 2

BaRAS archaeologists have continued to uncover structural remains belonging to several buildings, dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, thought likely to be associated with shipbuilding. This industry was present in the Wapping area from the late 17th century through to the last quarter of the 19th century.

Work is presently mainly concentrated in the vicinity of the surviving foundations of several structures located south of a ropewalk, along with intact areas of cobbles, which appear to have formed the surface of a passageway or alleyway at the rear of a range of buildings.

19th-century cobbled pavement at wapping wharf site in bristol

19th-century cobbled pavement at Wapping Wharf, Bristol

archaeologist simon roper surveying the wapping wharf site in bristol

Archaeologist Simon Roper carrying out surveying at the Wapping Wharf site

archaeological site planning at the wapping wharf site in bristol

Archaeological site planning at Wapping Wharf, Bristol

archaeological surveying in action at the wapping wharf site in bristol

Archaeological surveying in action at the Wapping Wharf site

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