ST5689 : Remains of Aust Ferry slipway

taken 7 years ago, near to Aust, South Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Remains of Aust Ferry slipway
Remains of Aust Ferry slipway
It is believed that there was a crossing at this point as early as Roman times. A passenger ferry operated across the River Severn as early as the eighteenth century. In 1934 a car ferry commenced operations; it lasted until 8 September 1966, the day before the Severn Bridge was opened. It was often unable to operate, either when the tide was very low or too high. The swift currents and the often turbulent water also contributed to its problems.

All that remains now of the wooden slipway are rotting timbers. Beyond the point where the photo was taken there are no remaining lateral timbers, so this is as far as it is reasonably practical to venture, given the marshy nature of the surrounding land.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 August, 2011
Category
Transport > Ferry crossing point (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5613 8924 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.0169N 2:38.0873W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5617 8917
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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