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Latitude: 51.6784 / 51°40'42"N
Longitude: -4.2495 / 4°14'58"W
OS Eastings: 244564
OS Northings: 200130
OS Grid: SN445001
Mapcode National: GBR GQ.X950
Mapcode Global: VH3MH.929P
Entry Name: Iron Tub Boats at Burry Port Harbour
Scheduled Date: 19 May 1998
Source ID: 2826
Cadw Legacy ID: CM268
Schedule Class: Transport
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Pembrey and Burry Port Town (Pembre a Phorth Tywyn)
Built-Up Area: Burry Port
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument consists of the remains of five canal boats, shoring up the harbour break water. They are in varying states of completeness, but are all constructed of wrought iron plates bolted together. Three have pointed ends and one is a tub boat with lightly rounded ends. All have a variety of fixings for towing and holding down tarpaulins.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of maritime transport. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is a a strip approximately 80m by 12m just below high tide mark at the base of the harbour breakwater.
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