Rhosgoch

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Entrance gate on the railway spur at the former Rhosgoch oil terminal

Rhosgoch (About this soundWelsh pronunciation; Red Moor) is a small village in the north of the island of Anglesey, Wales, about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to the south-west of Amlwch.[1]

A short distance to the west of the village is the small lake Llyn Hafodol and a mile to the south is Anglesey's largest body of water the reservoir Llyn Alaw (Water Lily Lake).[1]

The village once had a station on the Anglesey Central Railway.[2] Although the tracks still exist, no train has run on them since 1993.[3] Also connected to the railway, was a short south-west facing spur that led to an oil terminal. This was linked to a floating dock in the sea off of Amlwch, where super-tankers could dock in all tides and feed oil via Rhosgoch and a pipeline to Stanlow oil refinery. This operation lasted for 16 years between 1974 and 1990.[4]

The first tornado of the record-breaking 1981 United Kingdom tornado outbreak, an F1/T2 tornado, touched down close to Rhosgoch at around 10:19 local time on 23 November 1981.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "114" (Map). Anglesey. 1:50,000. Landranger. Ordnance Survey. 2016. ISBN 9780319262122.
  2. ^ Bridge, Mike (2013). Railway track diagrams; Book 4 - Midlands & North West (3 ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. p. 37A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-7-4.
  3. ^ Scotchman, Ian (June 1994). "Rail Route Changes". The Railway Magazine. Vol. 140 no. 1118. London: IPC Media. p. 20. ISSN 0033-8923.
  4. ^ "Anglesey Marine Terminal". www.amlwchhistory.co.uk. Retrieved 29 July 2017.

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Coordinates: 53°22′30″N 4°23′31″W / 53.375°N 4.392°W / 53.375; -4.392