Chesil Beach Cannon Site, inshore (Dorset)
The Cannon Site wreck lies in two parts at Chesil Beach in Dorset. It was discovered in 2010 by divers taking part in the Shipwreck Project. The inshore site lies just off the beach and comprises of 8 cast iron cannons identified as English 24-32 pounders cast between 1650 and 1725. The site appears to be the wreck of a merchant ship, and the different lengths of the guns suggests they could have been cargo. The site has recently been designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. For more details see our website.