Find Spot record MLI50080 - Dug-Out Boat, Scotter


Dug-out boat found c.1836, between the church and the River Eau at Scotter.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 801 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A dug-out boat found upside down when digging near the Eau in 1836. The boat measured 50ft long by 4ft wide internally. {1}{2} The boat was described as being 'hewn out of the trunk of a single large tree'. It measured 15m long, by 1.2m wide on the inside. It was found in 'close No.741' of the 25" Ordnance Survey map, which corresponds with a grass pasture between the church and the river at Scotter. The date of the find is a little uncertain, with some dates between 1810 and 1814 being given in some sources, although confusion with another dug-out boat found in Scotter may account for this (see MLI50041). The date of 1836 for the finding of this boat seems most probable. {3}{4}

Sources/Archives (4)

  •  Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. SE 80 SE: K.
  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. SE 80 SE: 9.
  •  Unpublished Document: R.G. Smith. 1976. Scotter and its Neighbourhood Before the Norman Conquest. Report No.3, p.47.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: A.J. White. 1978. Dug-out Boats from Lincolnshire and South Humberside. -.



Grid reference SE 8887 0090 (point) Estimated from sources

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Record last edited

Sep 22 2022 2:39PM


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