Wapping Wharf excavations

Cotswold Archaeology have recently concluded fieldwork on an excavation undertaken in advance of development at Wapping Wharf in Bristol. This historic site is located just south of the area that was home to West Wapping dry dock.

Excavating the cottage garden plots

Excavating the cottage garden plots

This was one of the most important docks in the city from the early 18th-century until the closure of the Wapping shipbuilding yards in the 1860s and was the place where Brunel’s Great Western, the first steam-ship purpose built for crossing the Atlantic, was launched in 1837.

You can read about the results of the excavation and view a 3D model of the site here.