Romney Island

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Romney Island is located in Berkshire
Romney Island
Map showing the location of Romney Island within Berkshire.
Head of Romney Island in Windsor
Tail of Romney Island from downstream

Romney Island is an island in the River Thames in England connected to Romney Lock, at Windsor, Berkshire. It is a long thin island with trees and scrub, with the upstream end in Windsor and the downstream end almost at Black Potts.

The island has always been a popular place for angling and Isaak Walton used to fish from here.[1] The island separates the weir stream from the navigation channel to the lock. There are proposals to build a hydro scheme at the weir here. They appeared to have been abandoned in February 2008 but a revised proposal was put forward in May 2008.[2]

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  1. ^ Paul Goldsack River Thames: In the Footsteps of the Famous English Heritage/Bradt 2003
  2. ^ Proposals for hydro power scheme
Next island upstream River Thames Next island downstream
Cutlers Ait Romney Island Black Potts Ait

Coordinates: 51°29′26″N 0°36′18″W / 51.4905°N 0.6049°W / 51.4905; -0.6049