Historic Landscape Characterisation

Caernarfon/Nantlle – Area 18 Pen y Graig PRN 15717


This small area, marked out by the underlying rock outcrop which has produced a distinctive pattern of small fields and winding lanes, is visible in the centre of this photograph which looks south west.



Historical background

An area of higher ground, which includes the well of Ffynnon Faglan.


Key historic landscape characteristics

Farmland, enclosures, lanes

An outcrop which shares many of the characteristics of the surrounding area but in which topography has dictated smaller fields, less regular than those in the surrounding area, the lowlands of the Arfon coastal plain (area 36), and winding lanes. The area includes the site of the holy well associated with the church of Llanfaglan .


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