Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - 15 Pen isa'r Nant

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Historic background

A calculatedly ‘picturesque’ part of the former Penrhyn estate, which formed part of Lord Penrhyn’s road from the quarries to Capel Curig, built in the 1790s. The area includes Ogwen Bank, the Penrhyn family’s bijou retreat, and farms which appear to have been laid out in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Picturesque landscape

The architecture of the area is distinctively polite. Ogwen Bank is now in re-use as a caravan park; other buildings include the cottage ornée Dol Awen, and the dairy at Plas Pen isa’r Nant. The river bridges at Ceunant and Ogwen Bank are respectively rustic and polite in conception.



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