Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 32 Ogwen valley


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Historic background

This small area comprises a narrow wooded valley, formerly part of the Penrhyn estate; this stretch of the river formerly powered two estate corn-mills, and is crossed by a number of nineteenth-century bridges, both road and rail. Coed Cochwillan and Melin Cochwillan form part of the economy of the late Medieval Cochwillan estate.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Woodland, Telford road, paths

An area of mature woodland in a narrow defile, crossed by the Telford road and by a nineteenth century branch line, which opens out into a broad river valley. The two mills (Cochwillan and Coetmor) are prominent features. A number of pathways run through the area.



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