Gordano Civic Society

Founded 1956

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Power Stations

For more local history see Posset Pieces >>

Details of Portishead’s two Power Stations now demolished:

Portishead A Power Station

Portishead B Power Station

Portishead B Power Station

Commissioned in 1929.  248,150 Kw

Aerial view before construction of Portishead B

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Commissioned in 1955.  390,000 Kw


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Detailed plan of both Power Stations

New map of Power Stations with modern development superimposed

Construction photos

Photos of construction of Portishead B

Cross-section of Portishead B

Brief History of Portishead B (PDF)

Technical Details of Portishead B

See also articles in Posset Pieces No 4 (8 pages) and No 11 (2 pages)

Marina Interpretation Boards page >>

Main history page >>

Portishead 'A' Power Station