SM9537 : The SE fish trap in Fishguard Bay (3)

taken 6 years ago, near to Fishguard/Abergwaun, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

The SE fish trap in Fishguard Bay (3)
The SE fish trap in Fishguard Bay (3)
In this view seen from the shore at a very low tide. Ferry terminal visible to the north.
The SE fish trap in Fishguard Bay
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."
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 9539 3779 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.0448N 4:58.9293W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 9538 3777
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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