Historic Landscape Characterisation

Caernarfon/ Nantlle – Area 8 Cloddfa'r Coed PRN 15707


This recently 'reclaimed' area of former slate quarrying and tips is clearly visible as an unnatural scar in the centre of this photograph which looks north.



Historical background

The site of one of the earliest Nantlle slate quarries, operational by the middle of the eighteenth century, and for a while the most profitable and productive in the area. Closed following rock-falls in the 1820s, and revived in the later nineteenth century.


Key historic landscape characteristics

Reclaimed industrial land

Completely landscaped in 1978-9, removing everything of historical interest (at least on the surface).


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