cleat from a ship

Contributed by ian dowding

This was found on the beach at Seaford. Presumably it was symmetrical at the time of its manufacture and has copper rods going through the protrusions at either end for strength. There is also a neat hole drilled horizontally through the base. I imagine this was to fix it to the ship. Seaford bay is full of wrecks and divers say there is a wreck off Seaford Head that has an anchor near it of a size that would suggest that if it belonged to this ship it could have been close to the size of the Victory

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