Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 35 Rhaeadr Fawr

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Historic background

A hanging river valley cut deep into the north-facing hill slopes whose picturesque qualities appear to have been appreciated by the Bulkeley and Penrhyn estates, its successive owners. The majority of this area formed part of the Manor of Aber, though Bodsilin was a free township. The timber plantations appear to date from the early decades of the nineteenth century, and there were marked boundary changes in the twentieth. Much of the area is now included as an NNR.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Relict archaeology, woodland

An attractive and much-visited area which contains a wealth of relict archaeological remains, currently the subject of a detailed survey and management plan being undertaken by GAT for CCW.




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