Ships of the Port of London, 12th to 17th centuries AD

Published by English Heritage in 1996.

River vessels from the waterfront of London include parts of a 12th century vessel from the Custom House site and an almost complete sailing barge, a ‘shout’, of the 15th century from the River Thames at Blackfriars. The remains of quays and a dock show how the medieval port developed, and portions of larger ships and of boats that used the river in the 16th and 17th century show that water transport developed slowly.