Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 22 Graiglwyd


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Historic background

An area enclosed by the Vaynol estate in 1814. It does not appear to contain any prehistoric or medieval relict remains, and the settlement and enclosures would appear to be of late 18th / early 19th century origins.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Late small enclosures, smallholdings, footpaths

A rocky upland area of small enclosures and smallholdings, in which many of the dwellings have been abandoned. The smaller enclosures appear in pockets amongst the outcrops, often around small lakes where there is cultivatable land. The communications tower on its summit is prominent feature. There are no metalled tracks in the area, just a small network of footpaths following the edges and patterns of the enclosures.


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