SP5207 : River Cherwell: weir at Parson's Pleasure

taken 1 year ago, near to Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

River Cherwell: weir at Parson's Pleasure
River Cherwell: weir at Parson's Pleasure
As well as maintaining water depth in the upper reaches of the river (which are indeed deep immediately above this point) the weir allows an upper channel, flowing towards the right, to feed a mill a little downstream.
On the left, the rollers that allow punts to be dragged past the weir. Between the two upright barriers (which I assume are to prevent people pushing a punt down the slope from running into the water), a heron is standing on the weir apron.
River Cherwell
The River Cherwell is a major tributary of the River Thames. It rises near Hellidon in Northamptonshire and flows south through Oxfordshire for 40 miles to meet the Thames at Oxford.
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
River (from Tags)
Primary Subject of Photo
River  Weir 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5214 0711 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.6153N 1:14.7569W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5212 0710
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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River  River Cherwell  Weir  Punt Rollerway 

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