The Camber Dock

The Camber Dock dates back to at least 1164, when a wealthy Norman wool merchant, Jean de Gisoir, involved in a dispute with Southampton merchants over unloading rights, purchased the Manor at Buckland from the de Port family, and built The Camber. It’s possible that Justice prevailed against Greed in the dispute, for the Camber attracted the attention of Henry VII, when he built Europe’s first dry dock there in 1495 and the port is still used today.

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