SH5738 : Penrhyndeudraeth: Traeth Mawr

taken 24 years ago, near to Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Penrhyndeudraeth: Traeth Mawr
Penrhyndeudraeth: Traeth Mawr
Seen from the embankment known as the Cob and looking towards mountains in the Snowdon range Cnicht to the left and Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach to the right. The Cob was a project instigated by William Madocks later MP for Boston, Lincolnshire aimed at reclaiming land in the estuary of the Glaslyn. It was completed in 1811. Sluices at its northern end scoured a channel sufficient for sailing vessels to berth there and this harbour developed into Porthmadog. From 1836 the Ffestiniog Railway ran horse-drawn trains loaded with slates for shipment at the new harbour
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SH5738, 851 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
September 1993   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 October, 2005
Category
Estuary   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 579 383 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.3955N 4:6.9106W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 577 381
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