Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 33 Mynydd Llandygai


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Historic background

This area was part of the ffridd in the late eighteenth century, and was subsequently enclosed by the Penrhyn estate. During the Napoleonic wars the quarrymen were encouraged to grow potatoes here, and the rows of dwellings were established in stages between the 1830s and 1870s.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Industrial settlement (slate quarry), slate fencing, crog-lofftydd

A distinctive nineteenth century workers’ settlement, consisting of rows of crog-lofftydd, vernacular in inspiration but in which polite influence is apparent, and long allotments separated by slate fences.



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