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).