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LLANDDONA FISH TRAP

Site Details



NPRN 406349

Map Reference SH58SE

Grid Reference SH57258116

Unitary (Local) Authority Isle of Anglesey

Old County Anglesey

Community Llanddona

Type of Site FISH TRAP

Broad Class MARITIME

Period Post Medieval

Site Description This'V' shaped fish trap is visible in its entirity on historic (1886-1925) Ordnance Survey mapping, where it is depicted as a scattered line of stones. It is situated with its upper section (including the apex) further into the sea than the low tide mark, which suggests its antiquity. It is only this section that is visible on modern Ordnance Survey mapping. The fish trap consists of two arms seperated by an apex (pointing seaward) which probably contained a cod-end or sluice. The east arm begins where the band of rocks at the top of the beach turns to sand. It runs in a north-westerly direction for some 100m before reaching the apex. The eastern arm measures some 300m and is orientated north-east.

Sources include:
Ordnance Survey, 1886-7, First edition 25inch
Ordnance Survey, 1889, Second edition 25inch
Ordnance Survey, 1914-25, Third edition 25inch

RCAHMW, May 2012

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