Historic Landscape Characterisation

Trawsfynydd - Area 11 Intermediary slopes, Ffrîdd Wen (PRN 18277)

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Historic background

This is an area which comprises the intermediary north-facing slopes of Ffrîdd Wen on the southern side of Cwm Prysor, between the open, unenclosed mountain top (area 21) and the farming settlements on the valley floor and lower slopes (area 12). There is a single (well-preserved and scheduled) enclosed hut group settlement within the area (one of the few such ‘inland’ sites), but the large enclosures into which the area is divided are later in date (most appear to be shown on the tithe map and so are probably 18th/early 19th century in date).

Key historic landscape characteristics

Large enclosures, stone walls

This area is differentiated from that above it (19) by the large enclosures, defined by stone walls, which characterise it. At the same time, these enclosures are larger and more sparse than those below which define the lower valley slopes of Cwm Prysor (12). There is no modern settlement in the area.




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