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LANDING PLACE, TRAETH DRYFRYN, ABERPORTH

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NPRN 525699

Map Reference SN25SE

Grid Reference SN2591551533

Unitary (Local) Authority Ceredigion

Old County Cardiganshire

Community Aberporth

Type of Site LANDING POINT

Broad Class MARITIME

Period Post Medieval

Site Description OS 2nd edition 25in mapping show a track running diagonally across the beach from the point to climb the cliffside towards the limekiln (NPRN 525695). Admiralty Sailing Directions dating to 1870 confirm that coal and limestone were occasionally discharged on these beaches - ' the bay derives some protection from that head (Pen Cribach) in westerly winds'. A launching slipway at the southernmost tip of the bay confirm that the beach continues to be use as a landing place.

Sources include:
Admiralty, 1870, Sailing Directions for the West Coast of England from Milford Haven to the Mull of Galloway including the Isle of Man, pg33
NAW Aerial Photography 2006-9
OS 1st editon 25in mapping

Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, August 2014.

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