SH5471 : Ynys Gored Goch

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

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Ynys Gored Goch
Ynys Gored Goch
Ynys Gored* Goch (English translation: “Red Weir Island”) also known as Whitebait Island, is a small island in the Menai Strait between Gwynedd and Anglesey in north Wales. It is situated in the stretch of the strait called the Swellies between Thomas Telford's Menai Suspension Bridge and Robert Stephenson's Britannia Bridge.

At low tide, two weirs can be seen clearly, one to the north and the other to the south of Ynys Gored Goch. The island was once used as a fishing trap; during high tides fish would swim into the traps set near the island. The catch would then be collected at the subsequent low tide. These fisheries are very old, and the earliest known document relating to Ynys Gored Goch is dated 1590 when it is listed as belonging to the Diocese of Bangor; a later map refers to it as ‘Bishop’s Island’.

The island and fishing rights were eventually sold by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in 1988, and from that time it has had a succession of private owners. The island is occupied by the main house and the converted smoke house where locally caught fish were processed.

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*sometimes listed as Ynys Gorad Goch
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 24 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Islands 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 544 712 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.1099N 4:10.8557W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 540 710
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Menai Strait  Anglesey  Island  Weir  House 

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