Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 51 Rhiwlas

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Historic background

A north-facing slope which in the early nineteenth century formed a small estate in between Penrhyn and Vaynol lands and which came to be developed for housing. From the 1960s onwards there have been further housing developments, notably to provide housing for people working on the construction of Marchlyn Mawr reservoir. The village now appears at odds with its surrounding landscape.

Key historic landscape characteristics


A mixture of nineteenth century dwellings and their associated infrastructure, and 1960s urban-type developments.


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