Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 44 River valleys above Llanberis

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Historic background

Areas which may have formed part of the vaccaries associated with Dolbadarn castle in the Medieval period. The name Hafodty Newydd implies an upland station of one of the lower farms, which subsequently became an independent settlement, and the Helfa names suggest hunting. From the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries this area formed part of the Vaynol estate.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Dispersed upland farming settlement

An area of upland farming settlement characterised by substantial farmhouses, now falling into ruin, which begins immediately up-slope from Llanberis. The Snowdon Mountain Railway and the footpath to the summit from Llanberis pass through this area.



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