Shipwreck from 1854 found on beach
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Shipwreck from 1854 found on Pensarn beach

The remains of a shipwreck dating back 150 years have been revealed on the Abergele coast.

Experts have "tentatively identified" the wreck as the 35-tonne wooden sloop Endeavour that sunk without trace in gales in October 1854.

The remains of the 45ft (14m) long vessel were found at Pensarn beach in Conwy county by a member of the public following bad weather in July.

Archaeologist Paul Belford, chief executive of the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, said more ancient and historic ruins could be uncovered as extreme weather caused by climate change becomes more frequent.

  • 21 Aug 2019
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