SH3594 : Curious concrete structures at Porth yr Ogof

taken 1 year ago, near to Tregele, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

Curious concrete structures at Porth yr Ogof
Curious concrete structures at Porth yr Ogof
The old concrete slipway is backed by a series of concrete piles or supports stretching back up the rocky beach. A search of old 6" OS maps and a little research on the web reveals that this was once the slip for the Cemaes lifeboat. The original lifeboat house was 200m or so further along the beach and is shown on maps from 1888 [earliest edition available], but the 1926 edition shows two buildings, the later one being supported by these concrete piles at the north end of the beach. Any remaining buildings were demolished in 2013. Between 1907 and 1932 the lifeboat 'Charles Henry Ashley' was stationed here, eventually being retired as it was not a self-righting boat. The boat is now moored in Cemaes harbour, having been completely restored and is used for pleasure cruises. In the background is the tiny island of Ynys yr Wyn, accessible via some very slippery rocks and hidden rock pools at low tide. An expedition worth making so that I could 'bag' this as British Isles island number 103, although I had to be content with just climbing the lower rocks, the cliff above being vertical.
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Islands  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 3567 9425 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.1628N 4:28.4576W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 3564 9424
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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