Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Fish Trap, Traeth Lligwy

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 7228
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Moelfre
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH50008723
Site Type (preferred type first) : Unknown FISH WEIR
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
Very good example of a crescent shaped gorad. Walls 4m wide and up to 0.6m high with surviving facing to the top of the wall on the inside. The wall is built from regular rectangular blocks of limestone giving the impression of being dressed stone. Comparison with the blocks of stone on the foreshore shows that this is not so and is a result of the natural cleavage planes of the limestone. The gorad is roughly crescent shaped running at 90 degrees out from the shore for 45m before turning towards the east to form a long, slightly curving, arm running close to parallel to the shore for 103m. The site is located on the NW side of a steep headland which encompasses the side of the long sandy Lligwy bay. (Hopewell, 2000).

Sources :
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 : 64163

Compiled date : 16-05-1997


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