SN8968 : Graig Goch

taken 11 years ago, near to Pen Cwmyrhafod [hill or Mountain], Powys, Great Britain

Graig Goch
Graig Goch
The 'top dam' of Craig Goch
The highest of the series of four dams in the Elan Valley is Craig Goch. As it is the furthest up the valley from Rhayader it was also the last to be built, because work couldn't start until the new railway line reached the site. This was delayed by the rocky outcrop at Delilís Gulch but work finally began in July 1897, which was about three years after the start of the lowest dam at Nantywyllt.
This dam is a very attractive structure because it has a gentle curve in the dam wall from one end to the other, and has a series of curved arches supporting a narrow roadway above the dam. When the reservoir is full, water pours between the arches and into the valley below. Craig Goch dam also has a round tower with a domed top, which contains the control valves.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Anthony Gostling and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SN8968, 168 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 20 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 30 July, 2008
Reservoir > Reservoir   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 893 686 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.2816N 3:37.4642W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 894 686
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 165 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register