Ffestiniog Power Station, Gwynedd, seen from across the Tan-Y-Grisiau reservoir

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RIBApix ref no RIBA10535
Artist/Photographerde Mare, Eric (1910-2002)
CountryUK: Wales
CityFFestiniog
Subject Date1963
Image Date1960
ViewExterior
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceEDMN991
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Eric de Mare / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Consisting of two reservoirs, this was the first major pumped storage facility in the UK. The upper reservoir is an enlargement of the natural mountain lake, Llyn Stwlan, while the lower reservoir was formed by damming the Afon Ystradau with a concrete dam. The power station, built of local stone, is situated on the west side of the lower reservoir.

Subject tags

power stations, lakes, reservoirs