A "rare as hen's teeth" boat has been discovered in Hollow Shore, Faversham, Kent.

The wooden boat was unearthed in clay but returned to the water to stop it drying out.

Dr Paul Wilkinson of Swat Archaeology was contacted by the boatyard owners who believed they’d discovered an Anglo Saxon boat.

However, Dr Wilkinson revealed that the boat dates from the Bronze Age and is “rare as hen’s teeth”.

He considers the boat, dating from 2,500 – 800BC, an important find.

Only half the craft, that’s survived around 1,700 years in the Kent clay,  has been discovered so far.

Dr Wilkinson and his team will be investigating the site to find the missing part of the boat.

Dr Paul Wilkinson of Swat Archaeology