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Preseli - Historic Landscape Characterisation

Dyffryn Cothi Cefn Branddu DYFFRYN FANAGOED ALLT-Y-HEBOG ALLT Y BERTH MYNYDD MALLÁEN CAEO FOREST BANC LLWYNCEILIOG DOLAUCOTHI GOLD MINES 253 DYFFRYN COTHI CAEO DOLAUCOTHI - PUMPSAINT 280 Eglwyswrw 276 Gochel Sythi 275 Cilgwyn 278 Carnedd Meibion-Owen 277 Trehaidd 279 Brynberian - Mirianog 274 Gellifawr 273 Tregynon 272 Banc Du 271 Mynydd-du 282 Hafod Tydfil 281 Mynydd Preseli 261 Llethr 258 Mynachlog-ddu 262 Pentre Galar 259 Gors Fawr - Waun Cleddau 263 Carn Wen 260 Foel Dyrch 264 Crugiau Dwy 259 Gors Fawr - Waun Cleddau 283 Waun Clyn Coch 284 Rosebush 270 Pant Maenog 269 Mynydd Bach 268 Maenclochog 267 Rhosfach 259 Gors Fawr - Waun Cleddau 266 Llangolman 265 Glandy Cross 259 Gors Fawr - Waun Cleddau 285 286 287 288 285 290 289 300 292 291 2294 295 292 297 296 293 298 299 302 301 303 304 304 Cynghordy Llangathen Nantgaredig - Derwen Fawr Llanarthne The National Botanic Garden of Wales Llangunnor Ystrad Carmarthen Croesyceilog - Cwmffrwd Abergwili - Llanegwad Parish Carmarthen Tywi Tidal Flood Plain Llangynog Llanfihangel Aberbythych Llandeilo Dryslwyn Dinefwr Park Allt Tregib Ystrad Tywi Garn Wen Carn Goch Garn Wen Craig Ddu Felindre Abermarlais Llansadwrn - Llanwrda Llandovery Cefngornnoeth Maes Gwastad Ystrad Tywi: Llangadog-Llandovery Llanwrda Parish Llandovery Llwynhowell Maesllyddan Fforest Nant-y-Ffin Nant y ffin Craig ddu Dinas Craig y Bwlch Cilycwm Rhandirmwyn

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258 Mynachlog-ddu historic landscape character area lies on the southeastern side of Mynydd Preseli and consists of dispersed farms set in a landscape of small irregular fields. The area is centred on the loose agglomeration of houses that make up the hamlet of Mynachlog-ddu. Stone is the principal building material, though brick, concrete and corrugated iron are also present. Field boundaries are of earth or earth and stone topped with hedges. Land-use is predominantly improved pasture with pockets of rougher land.

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259 Gors Fawr - Waun Cleddau historic landscape character area consists of poor quality unenclosed land on the valley floor of the upper Eastern Cleddau and its tributaries, at the foot of Mynydd Preseli. Almost all the area is given over to rough grazing, and includes peaty and boggy hollows. Gors Fawr stone circle is situated in this area.

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260 Foel Dyrch historic landscape character area is an outlying hill of Mynydd Preseli. It is unenclosed land entirely given over to rough grazing. There are no inhabited settlements, though deserted farms are a feature of the landscape. An abandoned quarry is a prominent landscape element.

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261 Llethr historic landscape character area comprises fields and farms on the southeastern slopes of Mynydd Preseli. Buildings are mostly stone-built and of 19th century date. A distinctive characteristic of the landscape is the use of dry-stone walls as field boundaries. 20th century coniferous forestry has been planted across abandoned fields and farms on the higher slopes.

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262 Pentre Galar historic landscape character area was open common land until it was enclosed by Act of Parliament in 1812. The regular field system, dispersed farms and roads all date to this period. Stone is the principal building material. Boundaries are of earth banks topped with hedges. Land-use is improved pasture with tracts of rougher ground.

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263 Carn Wen historic landscape character area consists of a small unenclosed hill of scrubby land. The remains of a quarry abandoned in the late 20th-century are a prominent landscape element. There are no settlements, trees or roads in this area.

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264 Crugiau Dwy historic landscape character area lies along the crest of a ridge on the southeastern side of Mynydd Preseli. It is divided into large fields by wire fences, but apart from improved pasture at the northern end, rough grazing is the predominant land-use. There are no settlements or roads, and, other than a small coniferous plantation, it is virtually a treeless landscape.

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265 Glandy Cross historic landscape character area is centred on the A478 road. A system of fairly regular fields with dispersed farms and cottages lies either side of this road. Late 20th-century linear housing and other buildings have developed at Glandy Cross and Efailwen. Prehistoric ritual and funerary monuments, including Meini Gwyr stone circle, are a characteristic of this area.

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266 Llangolman historic landscape character area consists of irregular fields, dispersed farms and cottages, narrow lanes and woodland on steep valley sides. Buildings are of varied character and range from large farmhouses through to single storey cottages. Stone is the traditional building material. Boundaries are of earth or earth and stone, and are topped with hedges. Pasture is the predominant agricultural land-use.

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267 Rhosfach historic landscape character area lies on the southern slopes of Mynydd Preseli. It comprises small fields of pasture and rough ground, and small pockets of common. The settlement pattern is of dispersed farms and cottages. Stone-built, single-storey, 19th century cottages are characteristic of this area. There are few trees, apart from those in overgrown hedges on the earth- or stone-boundary banks.

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268 Maenclochog historic landscape character area is centred on the village of Maenclochog. This is a planned village with houses, farms, shops, public houses and chapels set around a rectangular village green on which the church is located. Most buildings date to the 19th- and 20th-century. Stone is the traditional building material. Long narrow fields of an enclosed strip-field system surround the village. Agricultural land-use is predominantly pasture.

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269 Mynydd Bach historic landscape character area was enclosed by Act of Parliament in 1815. A regular field system, dwellings and roads were established at this date upon what had previously been open common land. Dispersed stone-built farms and cottages form the main settlement types. Apart from 20th century coniferous plantations, the main land-use is pasture with tracts of rough land. Wide straight roads are characteristic of this area.

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270 Pant Maenog historic landscape character area consists entirely of a large 20th century coniferous plantation. This has been established partly over abandoned fields and farms which originated in an Act of Parliament of 1815 and partly over open land of Mynydd Preseli.

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271 Mynydd-du historic landscape character area lies in a sheltered valley on the southwestern slopes of Mynydd Preseli. It consists of scattered farms surrounded by small fields, with larger fields on higher slopes. Stone is the traditional building material. Hedges on the earth- or earth and stone-banks have now gone, and the landscape has a very open aspect, with very few trees. Improved pasture with tracts of rough wet ground is the predominant land-use.

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272 Banc Du historic landscape character area consists of semi-enclosed improved pasture on the southwestern flanks of Mynydd Preseli. Hedges on the boundary banks have long gone and the absence of trees lends an open aspect to the landscape. There are no inhabited dwellings.

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273 Tregynon historic landscape character area lies on the northwestern flanks of Mynydd Preseli and is characterised by small- and medium-sized fields and dispersed farms. Stone is the traditional building material. Apart from alongside lanes and tracks, hedges on the boundary banks are absent. It is virtually a treeless landscape. Improved pasture is the main agricultural land-use

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274 Gellifawr historic landscape character area lies across a shallow valley on the northwestern flanks of Mynydd Preseli. It comprises small, irregular fields surrounded by earth and stone banks topped with hedges, and dispersed farms. Two relatively large farms are present. Stone is the traditional building material. Land-use is a mixture of improved pasture, arable and rough grazing

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275 Cilgwyn historic landscape character area lies in an undulating hollow on the north side on Mynydd Preseli and consists of small, irregular fields, small farms, cottages, religious buildings, winding lanes and small woods. Overgrown hedges on stony banks lend a very wooded aspect to the landscape. Stone is the traditional building material. Agricultural land-use is predominantly improved pasture with some rougher ground.

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276 Gochel Sythi historic landscape character area lies on the southern side of Mynydd Carningli and consists of small irregular fields and deserted farms. Both the farms and fields probably originated in the 18th- or 19th-century. At higher levels fields are reverting to moorland, but improved pasture is present at lower levels.

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277 Trehaidd historic landscape character area consists of fairly regularly-shaped fields and dispersed farms, cottages and houses. The dwellings vary in style, building material and date, but generally they belong to the 19th- and 20th-century. Hedges on the earth- or earth and stone-boundary banks are not well maintained. Improved pasture is the main land-use, with some rougher ground and a little arable.

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278 Carnedd Meibion-Owen historic landscape character area consists of open moorland with improved land at its southeastern side. There are no inhabited houses.

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279 Brynberian - Mirianog historic landscape character area lies along the northern fringe of Mynydd Preseli and consists of small, irregular fields, dispersed farms and cottages and winding lanes. Stone is the traditional building material. Boundary banks are stony and topped with hedges. Land-use is mostly improved pasture, but with pockets of rough, wet ground.

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280 Eglwyswrw historic landscape character area lies across a rolling hilly landscape to the north of Mynydd Preseli and consists of rich pasture-land divided into medium-size fields, dispersed dwellings, religious buildings and small villages. Stone is the tradition building material, but modern materials are also used. Field boundaries are of earth and topped with hedges. The two villages of Felindre Farchog and Eglwyswrw lie on the main A487(T) road which crosses this area.

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281 Mynydd Preseli historic landscape character area comprises a large tract of unenclosed moorland. Though there are no inhabited dwellings in the area, sites of past human activity are numerous and range from prehistoric ritual and funerary monuments, hillforts - in particular Y Foel Drygarn - to deserted medieval and post-medieval settlements.

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282 Hafod Tydfil historic landscape character area consists of a small island of enclosed pasture on Mynydd Preseli. The farmstead is demolished and the hedges on boundary banks are becoming overgrown.

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283 Waun Clyn Coch historic landscape character area comprises fields and abandoned farms lying in a sheltered hollow on the southern slopes of Mynydd Preseli. The farms and fields were not established until after 1840. Hedges are now absent on the boundary banks, and the whole area has an open aspect. Land-use is mostly improved pasture, with pockets of rough, wet ground.

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284 Rosebush historic landscape character area is an industrial landscape characterised by quarry workings, workers houses and old infrastructure elements such as a disused railway.

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