SN8968 : Graig Goch

taken 10 years ago, near to Pen Cwmyrhafod [hill or Mountain], Powys, Great Britain

Graig Goch
Graig Goch
The 'top dam' of Craig Goch
The highest of the series of four dams in the Elan Valley is Craig Goch. As it is the furthest up the valley from Rhayader it was also the last to be built, because work couldn't start until the new railway line reached the site. This was delayed by the rocky outcrop at Delilís Gulch but work finally began in July 1897, which was about three years after the start of the lowest dam at Nantywyllt.
This dam is a very attractive structure because it has a gentle curve in the dam wall from one end to the other, and has a series of curved arches supporting a narrow roadway above the dam. When the reservoir is full, water pours between the arches and into the valley below. Craig Goch dam also has a round tower with a domed top, which contains the control valves.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 July, 2008
Category
Reservoir > Reservoir   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 893 686 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.2816N 3:37.4642W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 894 686
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