SM9537 : The SE fish trap in Fishguard Bay (1)

taken 5 years ago, near to Fishguard/Abergwaun, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

The SE fish trap in Fishguard Bay (1)
The SE fish trap in Fishguard Bay (1)
From Coflein (Royal Commission on ancient and historical monuments of Wales)

"A'V'-shaped stone-built fish trap, springing from coastal rocks on [the bay's] south side. It measures approximately 34m from base to apex, with equally-spaced arms measuring 40m long and up to 9m broad. It is built from large boulders, now partly dispersed with a few smaller stones visible in the matrix. The trap is only exposed at the lowest tides, of 0.5m and under. It is likely that a build-up of sand behind (to the west, beach-side of) the trap may have obscured further parts making it considerably larger. Because of the present sea-level it would be difficult to regularly use and make repairs to this fish trap, and this might indicate a construction date back in the Middle Ages, or earlier. This trap is not mapped on any sea-charts or historic maps, unlike its counterpart on the north-west side of Fishguard Harbour. The site was discovered and photographed through shallow water during Royal Commission aerial reconnaissance."
This view of the fish trap is taken at low tide from the Marine Walk above, looking across the beach to the small town of Goodwick.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 9538 3777 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.0338N 4:58.9373W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 9543 3775
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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