SX8456 : Stoke Gabriel, dam for tidal mill

taken 1 month ago, near to Stoke Gabriel, Devon, Great Britain

Stoke Gabriel, dam for tidal mill
Stoke Gabriel, dam for tidal mill
When there was a mill here there would have been a one-way gate allowing the tidal mill pool to fill as the tide rises. When the tide turns the gate closes. When there is sufficient head of water between the pool and the outgoing tide, a sluice gate is opened to allow water to flow through a mill wheel. An advantage of this site is that a short dam holds back water in a large section of the estuary.
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SX8456, 53 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Coastal  Water resources  Estuary, Marine 
Former (from Tags)
Tidal Mill 
River (from Tags)
River Dart 
Primary Subject of Photo
Dam 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8478 5691 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:24.0444N 3:37.3545W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8475 5689
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Tidal Mill Pond 

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