Cymraeg

Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 30 Port Penrhyn


© Crown copyright. All rights reserved, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, 100017916, 2005

Historic background

A port for the shipping of slate built from the late eighteenth century onwards around an earlier coastal settlement. The area includes a number of items of industrial infrastructure such as a bonded warehouse, locomotive shed, port office and limekilns.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Port

An outstanding example of a nineteenth century port landscape. It is also an unusual example of an industrial area in which polite architectural influence is apparent in a number of buildings. The port itself and the majority of the buildings are constructed out of Penmon limestone.

 

 

 

Back to Arfon Landscape Character Map

 

 

Visit our social network sites
Ymwelwch a'n safleoedd rhwydwaith cymdeithasol