Historic Landscape Characterisation

Caernarfon/Nantlle – Area 2 Bontnewydd PRN 15701


Aerial view of this nineteenth century ribbon development looking east, showing twentieth century housing estates added and the Welsh Highland Railway in the foreground.



Historical background

A nineteenth-century ribbon development established along the Caernarfon to Porthmadog road on Newborough estate land.


Key historic landscape characteristics

Ribbon settlement

The nucleus of the village is the early nineteenth-century stone bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai and the Newborough Arms public house nearby (SH48315989), established pre-1815, a building which retains some polite architectural features. Later buildings include a late nineteenth century brick-built terrace alongside the road, an interesting mill complex, Capel Siloam, a ‘German-church' Calvinistic Methodist chapel dating from 1866 (SH48315993), and a local design of mid-twentieth century prefabricated house, apparently built on a timber frame with a slate roof, as well as more recent social housing and suburban estates as Caernarfon overspill.


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