Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 30 Port Penrhyn

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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


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.




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