Anglesey Woodland Festival

Anglesey Woodland Festival

Date

29 September 2018

Location

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey
SH 52085 69639; 53.20317°N, 4.21601°W

Information

Anglesey Woodland Festival;
Plas Newydd;
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Bryn Celli Ddu

Bryn Celli Ddu

Date

18 April 2018

Location

Llanddaniel Fab, Anglesey
SH 50745 70182; 53.20768°N, 4.23631°W

Information

In about 3000 BCE a stone circle was erected at Bryn Celli Ddu. The site was redeveloped around 1,000 years later as a chambered tomb with the structure aligned such that at sunrise on the summer solstice rays of sunlight illuminate the interior through the entrance passage.

The Neolithic burial chamber had been left open for hundreds of years when it was excavated by English archaeologist Wilfrid James Hemp (1882-1962) in 1928-29. The grassy mound covering the tomb was reconstructed, on a smaller scale than the original, after these excavations.

The site is in the care of the Welsh historic environment service, Cadw.

Further Reading

Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber (CADW)

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M-SParc

M-SParc’s flagship building, still under construction and the first of eight buildings planned for the site

Date

14 January 2018

Location

Gaerwen, Anglesey
SH 49110 72048; 53.22397°N, 4.26166°W

Information

Plans for the 7.8-hectare Menai Science Parc (M-SParc) were submitted in December 2014 with Anglesey Council granting outline permission in May 2015. The Welsh Government provided £10 million of funding with a further £10 million grant from the EU’s European Regional Development Funding allowing the first phase of the development to proceed. Construction started in 2016.

The flagship building, one of a planned total of eight on the park, was designed by Newcastle-based architects FaulknerBrowns and will provide 5,000 square metres of office, laboratory and workshop space to a number of business tenants. It is planned to open in April 2018.

The M-SParc company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bangor University.

Further Reading

M-SParc

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Barclodiad y Gawres Chambered Cairn

Barclodiad y Gawres

Date

18 June 2017

Location

Mynydd Mawr, Cable Bay (Porth Trecastell), Anglesey
SH 32896 70746; 53.20743°N, 4.50361°W

Information

Barclodiad y Gawres restored Neolithic burial chamber (c 2500 BCE) is situated on the Mynydd Mawr headland overlooking Cable Bay, or Porth Trecastell, on the southwestern coast of the Isle of Anglesey.

The cruciform passage grave, six of whose stones are carved with geometric designs, was excavated in 1952, following which a domed concrete roof was added and the entrance passage was rebuilt.

The site is in the care of Cadw and, to prevent against vandalism, the interior is only open by appointment.

Further Reading

Barclodiad y Gawres Burial Chamber (Cadw)

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