Keys to the Past

Glossary

Ballast

Heavy materials, (such as stone, gravel or tiles), carried by ships so as to stable in storms of the past. The ballast may contain artefacts where the ballast was taken on board, e.g. the stone heads at Wallington, Northumberland, came from London. Flint ballast usually came from the east of England.

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