Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 41 Moel y Ci/Gwaen Gynfi unenclosed uplands

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Historic background

An area traditionally used as a sheepwalk, situated between the quarryman-cottager settlements of 33 and 42, which remained unenclosed during the population increases of the nineteenth century.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Unenclosed upland

An area of largely unenclosed upland, in which there are a few smallholdings and early turbaries, as well as the early nineteenth century water-catchment systems for Penrhyn Quarry. There is some forestry.


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