WPW040028 WALES (1932). General view of Aberystwyth showing harbour, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.

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Title [WPW040028] General view of Aberystwyth showing harbour, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.
Reference WPW040028
Date 1932
Link Coflein Archive Item 6369642
Place name
Parish
District
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 258216, 281622
Longitude / Latitude -4.0848945946012, 52.413818379605
National Grid Reference SN582816

Pins

Bathrock Shelter erected about 1924. This building survived the great storm of 1938 which caused a lot of damage to the promenade and the buildings facing it. In the great storm of January 2014 this building succumbed, as the sea pushed a hole in the rock wall underneath, removed the infill and the shelter subsided through the hole.

totoro
Wednesday 8th of January 2014 10:11:35 PM
Beneath the shelter was a rubble infill which was lost when the sea punched a hole in the enclosing stonework. The rubble was filling a former bathhouse, open around 1810 til nearly the end of the 19thC, where sea water was heated and available as a warm seawater bath or shower for those unable to enter the cold sea.



The shelter was due for demolition around 2010 together with its sister shelter at the other end of the prom. The smaller shelter was demolished and replaced with a more modern structure but a week before this larger structure was to be demolished it was listed.



The shelter damaged in the storm of January 2014 was removed for repair.

totoro
Sunday 12th of January 2014 04:46:57 PM

totoro
Tuesday 7th of January 2014 10:55:27 PM
Trefechan Limekiln, Abeystwyth Harbour on 21/11/2013

Class31
Thursday 21st of November 2013 09:32:31 PM
Pont Aberystwyth looking east today 21/11/2013

Class31
Thursday 21st of November 2013 09:27:30 PM
University College of Wales Aberystwyth

KimberlyBriscoe
Friday 15th of November 2013 10:36:21 AM
Constitution Hill

Class31
Sunday 4th of November 2012 09:33:27 PM

Class31
Sunday 4th of November 2012 09:27:37 PM
Cof Golofn/ War Memorial

Class31
Sunday 4th of November 2012 09:26:53 PM
For more details on the memorial, see www.roll-of-honour.com/Cardiganshire/AberystwythAllegory.html.

melgibbs
Tuesday 25th of February 2014 04:29:49 PM

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Sunday 4th of November 2012 09:26:22 PM

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Sunday 4th of November 2012 09:25:28 PM

User Comment Contributions

The Pier 21/11/2013

Class31
Friday 22nd of November 2013 04:56:39 PM
In Aberystwyth, we have invited a group of schoolchildren to draw inspiration from Aerofilms images of 1920s-30s Aberystwyth, to imagine how the city might look in 80 years time!

Regina Papachlimitzou
Thursday 17th of October 2013 11:27:29 AM