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ABERPORTH MARITIME NAMED LOCATION

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NPRN 525693

Map Reference SN25SE

Grid Reference SN2590151545

Unitary (Local) Authority Ceredigion

Old County Cardiganshire

Community Aberporth

Type of Site SEASCAPE

Broad Class MARITIME

Period Multiperiod

Site Description The function of this record is solely for information retrieval purposes only. It has been generated to represent the centre of a diffuse geographical area which has the potential to include a great many wrecks and downed aircraft as suggested by repeated references to the area within documentary sources.

Introducing Maritime Named Locations:
This inclusion of documentary references to shipping and aircraft losses enhances the usefulness of the National Monuments Record of Wales by providing an indication of the archaeological potential of any area. It also provides opportunities to seek matches between sites whose existence is proven on the seabed or in intertidal areas, but for which there is as yet no confirmed identity. Unfortunately, the location information provided for individual losses in documentary sources is often very poor. The bringing together of references to a loss from a variety of sources sometimes enables more precise locations to be established. However, in the interim, a recorded loss will be assigned to a spatial coordinate defined to represent the centre of the generalised area or topographic feature mentioned in the source as the loss location. Over time, it is likely that other casualties will mentioned in association with the same area or topographic feature. These too will be given the same spatial coordinate. This coordinate is known as a Maritime Named Location. This record is has been generated to explain why it may appear that many losses have occurred at this particular place at sea when NMRW records are displayed in Coflein mapping. It is the result of records having been temporarily assigned here pending additional information becoming available. This is the ongoing research being undertaken by RCAHMW staff working with government stakeholders, sea users, local communities and individual researchers. Additional information about individual losses is always welcomed from users of the NMRW.

Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, February 2014.

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