Historic Landscape Characterisation

Creuddyn and Arllechwedd – Area 4 Morfa Rhianedd PRN 15804


SH 781805 looking north-west. Showing the nature of this low-lying area on the edge of Llandudno (area 2) and below the Great Orme (area1), an area steeped in myth but now a golf course.



Historical background

This area forms part, occupies land which has remained otherwise undeveloped between the southern extremity of Llandudno and the northern part of Deganwy. The North Wales Path runs alongside it, and it is bisected by the railway. It is described by Lewis Morris as ‘Morva Rhianedd a Low Marsh' in his Plans of 1748. This area has legendary associations with the story of Maelgwn Gwynedd, as the place where the fad felen (‘yellow plague') arrived, which claimed the king's life. It is also mentioned in the englynion y beddau. Much of it now forms links of the Maesdu golf-club.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Undeveloped, golf links

An undeveloped area, rich in legendary associations.



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