Afon Cegin Weir, Port Penrhyn

Weir, Afon Cegin

Weir, Afon Cegin

Date

14 February 2015
Location

Port Penrhyn, Bangor

SH 59229 72579; 53.23152°N, 4.11044°W

Information

The weir on the Afon Cegin at Port Penrhyn replaced earlier wooden lock gates that were used to control the level of the river at low tide. Slate vessels using the port formerly moored in an upstream basin in the river, access to which would have become restricted when the bridges were built.

Further Reading

Now and Then XI: Port Penrhyn

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Shrewsbury Weir

Weir on the River Severn, Shrewsbury

Date

10 December 2011
Location

Shrewsbury

SJ 50077 13061; 52.71288°N, 2.74042°W

Information

With a length of 220 miles, the Severn is the longest river in the UK. Its source is in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales and it flows into the Bristol Channel via the Severn Estuary. The river meanders around the centre of Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury Hydro, a local community group, has plans to build a hydro electric plant with underground turbines at the weir.

River Severn (Wikipedia);
Shrewsbury Hydro (Transition Town Shrewsbury);
Shrewsbury weir electricity plans get £15k of funding (BBC News, 6 December 2011)