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).