Morfa Aber

Morfa Aber

Morfa Aber

Date

17 January 2016

Location

Abergwyngregyn
SH 64731 73133; 53.23793°N, 4.02829°W

Information

Morfa Aber is a nature reserve managed by Gwynedd Council and forms part of Traeth Lafan, the 9.5km-long expanse of intertidal sand- and mud-flats stretching from Llanfairfechan to Bangor. Traeth Lafan has been designated a Special Protection Area, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Local Nature Reserve.

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Flagstaff Quarry, Penmon, Anglesey

Crusher House, Flagstaff Quarry

Date

25 September 2010
Location

Trwyn-du, Penmon, Anglesey

SH 63437 80625 53.30489°N, 4.05089°W

Further Information

Flagstaff Quarry was one of the Penmon limestone quarries owned by the Bulkeley family. Penmon limestone was used in the construction of a number of local landmark structures, such as Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge, as well as some a little further away, such as Birmingham Town Hall.

Flagstaff Quarry (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

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Penmon Priory and St Seiriol’s Church, Penmon, Anglesey

Penmon Priory

Date

25 September 2010
Location

Penmon, Anglesey

SH 63042 80706 53.30552°N, 4.05685°W

Further Information

Saint Seiriol founded a monastic community at Penmon in the sixth century. The stone church was originally built in the 12th century. In the 13th century the priory re-organised under the Augustinian order and the refectory was built and additions to the church undertaken. The priory was dissolved in 1537 under Henry VIII but the church continued in use and was largely rebuilt in 1855.

Holy Penmon (anglesey-history.co.uk)
Penmon Priory (castlewales.com)

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