Cork Knot and Cork Sand, Essex

Historical Description

Cork Knot and Cork Sand, two shoals off the northeast coast of Essex. The Knot lies 5 miles SE by E of Harwich, is rocky, under 19 feet of water, and has a floating light, 28 feet high, seen at the distance of 9 miles. The Sand lies 1 ½ mile W of the Knot, and is partly dry at low water, with from 1 to 5 fathoms around.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5