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The Protection of Wrecks (Designation No. 1) Order 1992

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Statutory Instruments

1992 No. 347


The Protection of Wrecks (Designation No. 1) Order 1992


24th February 1992

Laid before Parliament

2nd March 1992

Coming into force

23rd March 1992

The Secretary of State, being satisfied that the site identified in article 2 of this Order is, or may prove to be, the site of a vessel lying wrecked on or in the sea bed and that, on account of the historical and archaeological importance of the vessel, the site ought to be protected from unauthorised interference, after consulting with the persons referred to in section 1(4) of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973(1), in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 1(1), (2) and (4) and 3(2) of that Act and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Protection of Wrecks (Designation No. 1) Order 1992 and shall come into force on 23rd March 1992.

Identification of site and designation of restricted area

2.—(1) The site where a vessel lies, or is supposed to lie, wrecked on or in the sea bed and in respect of which this Order is made is in position Latitude 50° 53'.42 North, Longitude 00° 41'.91 East.

(2) The area within a distance of 75 metres of that position, but excluding any part of that area which lies above the high-water mark of ordinary spring tides, shall be a restricted area for the purposes of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.


3.  The Protection of Wrecks (Designation No. 7) Order 1974(2) is hereby revoked.

Michael Heseltine

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

24th February 1992

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates as a restricted area for the purposes of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 an area near Rye, Sussex, round the site of what is thought to be the wreck of a vessel which is of historical and archaeological importance.

This Order corrects the position of the centre of the site of an historic wreck identified by the Protection of Wrecks (Designation No. 7) Order 1974; that Order is accordingly revoked.


S.I. 1974/910.

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