Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Fish Trap, Penmon Point

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 1724
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Llangoed
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH64108090
Site Type (preferred type first) : Unknown FISH WEIR
Status :

Description :
The features here have already been identified on oblique aerial photographs but not yet put on plan. A possible fish-trap has also been recorded here as 'irregular walls, not uncovered at low tide.' The photograph shows that there are probably two phases of structures. One is a long curving 'arm' about 140m long, which has a slightly everted end, turned in a down-tide direction. The other phase consists of parts of possibly two small sub-rectangular structures. These two phases may represent a curvilinear fish-trap overlaid by two later oyster tanks. The position and size of the curvilinear feature is correct for a fish-trap but not the down-tide everted end, although this could be a result of natural erosion. Its function as a fish-trap would be aided by the presence of a long offshore bar just here which would funnel water into the small bay from which the 'trap' extends. An old lifeboat slipway also crosses the beach just here, in use at the time of the 1919 OS 25 inch map (Anglesey XV.3), which does not mark any of the other features. (G, Smith., A, Davidson., J, Kenney., 2002).

Irregular walls off Penmon point, not uncovered at low tide. (Hopewell, 2000).

Sources :
Hopewell, D. , 2000 , An Assessment of Coastal Fish Weirs and Traps. ( © )
Smith, G., Davidson, A. & Kenney, J. , 2002 , North-West Wales Intertidal Peat Survey 2001-2002 ( © Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (GAT))
Thompson, D. , 1995 , PRN 1724 , <1>

Events :
40567 : North Wales Intertidal Peat Survey 2001-2002 (year : 2002)
40492 : An Assessment of Coastal Fish Weirs & Traps (year : 2000)

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Compiled date : 06-11-1995


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