Historic Landscape Characterisation

Caernarfon/Nantlle – Area 27 Llyfni river valley PRN 15726


The narrow river valley is clearly shown winding across the centre of this slide which looks north. For a stretch it is dominated by the scheduled hill fort of Craig y Dinas (centre right). Area 34 lies below and beyond it.



Historical background

An area which was traditionally dominated by the small Lleuar estate, whose last squire, Captain William Ridsdale, sold it to the Wynnes of Glynllifon before his death at Dettingen in 1743.

Key historic landscape characteristics

River valley, some industrial and relict archaeology

A narrow river valley within the rolling landscape of area 34, which contains a writing slate mill, re-used as a dwelling, and which is dominated by the earth banks of the hill-fort of Craig y Dinas which occupies a bend in the river. The splendid scheduled bridge, Pont y Cim, lies to in the western part of the area.



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