Pulteney Weir, Bath

Pulteney Weir and the riverbus Pulteney Princess on the River Avon

Date

30 May 2011
Location

Pulteney Weir, Bath, Somerset

ST 75234 64853; 51.38217°N, 2.35726°W

Information

The weir on the River Avon in Bath was constructed in 1975 to reduce the risk of flooding in the city. It is just downstream from the iconic, shop-lined Pulteney Bridge. Frances Pulteney inherited Bathwick estate in 1767 and, as a first step in developing the estate, her husband commissioned a bridge to replace the ferry crossing linking Bathwick and Bath. The bridge was originally designed by Robert Adam and was completed in 1773.

The Pulteney Princess, a traditional Broads riverbus, provides short pleasure cruises on the Avon between the weir and the village of Bathampton.

Pulteney Bridge (buildinghistory.org)

One of the weir's visitors on the parapet overlooking the river

Advertisements

One thought on “Pulteney Weir, Bath

  1. I didn’t know the bridge was designed by Robert Adam…interesting. These shots are great, especially with the gulls “working” the weir!

    I’ve always loved Claude Buckle’s poster of the bridge for British Railways…the weir is super, something I had overlooked.

Share your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s