ST3781 : Gold Cliff

near to Goldcliff, Newport/Casnewydd, Great Britain

Gold Cliff
Gold Cliff
A quiet part of the coast near Newport showing [left] the now rather feeble remains of the wooden "rank" used to hold the distinctive conical putcher baskets which were set out against the ebb tide to catch salmon. A second rank once stood to the south west of the cliff. It is thought that this method of salmon fishing originated with the Romans and was continued by the monks at the 12th century Priory, sited on the cliff top until at least 1424. After the Dissolution the valuable fishing rights passed to Eton College as did most of the parish lands. The fisheries have now been closed for some years.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 September, 2004   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 27 April, 2005
Coastline/Beaches   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 373 818 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.9292N 2:54.2923W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 375 820
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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