Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 23 Arfon plateau


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Historic background

The rolling landscape of the Arfon plateau is made up largely of improved pasture, most of which was formerly Vaynol land. The pattern of substantial nineteenth century farmhouses (e.g. Carreg Goch, Tyddyn Conclog, Tyddyn Oer) and outbuildings is typical of the estate. Relict prehistoric settlements (hut groups and small forts) are dotted across the landscape, usually in the corners of fields, and some fields display a curvilinear pattern characteristic of this period.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Lowland plain, some relict archaeology

A wide area of disparate character, with the most prominent features being large enclosures and scattered farmsteads.


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