Historic Landscape Characterisation

Caernarfon/Nantlle – Area 23 Rhos Isa' PRN 15722


This fine chapel exemplifies the eclectic building styles of this low-lying area.



Historical background

A low-lying area of common land which includes the first part to be colonised by squatters, from 1798 onwards.


Key historic landscape characteristics

Enclosures, rhos grazing, small ribbon developments

A pattern of small, geometrically laid-out fields, typical of early nineteenth-century squatter colonisation. The houses are generally vernacular in character though very many have been gentrified by the addition of porches and conservatories. Building material is generally local field stone.



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