Gabbards, Essex

Historical Description

Gabbards, Inner and Outer, two shoals in the North Sea, off the coast of Essex and Suffolk. Inner Gabbards liesabout 20 miles E of Harwich, is 5 ½ miles long from N to S, and has from 2 to 6 fathoms of water. Outer Gabbards lies 4 miles further east, is 3 ½ miles long, and has 2½ fathoms of water. Both Are marked by buoys.

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