Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Fish Trap, Coed Mor

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 7221
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH54277131
Site Type (preferred type first) : Unknown FISH WEIR
Status : Scheduled Monument

Description :
A dry-stone wall, c.1m high running across an inlet, from a small island. <1>

Dry stone trap similar in many ways to Gorad Ddu. Walls 1.2 to 1.5m wide standing to a maximum height of over 3m. Trap runs parallel to the shore from a small island for 100m. The NE end is ruinous but appears to turn back to the shore and form a sluice. This arm appears to incorporate an outcrop, the fish being trapped in a natural channel running parallel to the long arm of the wall. The wall is generally well preserved but breaches could be seen at several places along its length. No serious erosion was visible. (Hopewell, 2000).

Sources :
Davidson, A. & Jones, S. , 1997 , Coastal Erosion Survey: Anglesey ( © GAT)
Derby, S. , 2017 , By investigating the conception, design, and ultimate failure of the Britannia Park venture, can we evaluate the potential significance of this site in mid-19th century Caernarfonshire?
Hopewell, D. , 2000 , An Assessment of Coastal Fish Weirs and Traps. ( © )
Jones, S. , 1997 , Coastal Erosion Survey - Anglesey , <1>

Events :
40362 : Coastal Erosion Survey: Anglesey (year : 1997)
40492 : An Assessment of Coastal Fish Weirs & Traps (year : 2000)

Related PRNs : 409071

Compiled date : 16-05-1997

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