Latitude 50° 17.99 N
Longitude 004° 09.82 W
Depth 35m
Accuracy 200m
Object Type Anchor
Material Stone
Description 3 hole stone anchor
Length 353mm
Width 322mm
Height 88mm
Weight 9kg
Markings None
Condition Good
Completeness 100%
Location Description Mewstone Dropoff, near

Stone Anchor (12A05)

A small 9kg three hole stone anchor recovered from 35m depth near the Mewstone dropoff.

The single hole at the top would be used to attach a rope while the pair of holes near the base would hold wooden pegs, then deployed these pegs would dig in and provide extra grip on the seabed. The holes are roughly made and the stone itself is well eroded.

This type of anchor was referred to as 'Byzantine-Arab' by Honor Frost (1).

See 10A11 for details about the other single hole stone anchors found in the Plymouth area.

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12A05 Stone Anchor


12A05 Stone Anchor


10A11 Stone Anchor

(1) Frost H., 1963, Under the Mediterranean, Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., p49