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Dolaucothi - Historic Landscape Characterisation

Bryn Arau Duon Cefn Branddu DYFFRYN FANAGOED ALLT-Y-HEBOG ALLT Y BERTH CWRT-Y-CADNO MYNYDD MALLÁEN CAEO FOREST BANC LLWYNCEILIOG DOLAUCOTHI GOLD MINES 253 DYFFRYN COTHI CAEO DOLAUCOTHI - PUMPSAINT Cynghordy Llangathen Nantgaredig - Derwen Fawr Llanarthne The National Botanic Garden of Wales Llangunnor Ystrad Carmarthen Croesyceilog - Cwmffrwd Abergwili - Llanegwad Parish Carmarthen Tywi Tidal Flood Plain Llangynog Llanfihangel Aberbythych Llandeilo Dryslwyn Dinefwr Park Allt Tregib Ystrad Tywi Garn Wen Carn Goch Garn Wen Craig Ddu Felindre Abermarlais Llansadwrn - Llanwrda Llandovery Cefngornnoeth Maes Gwastad Ystrad Tywi: Llangadog-Llandovery Llanwrda Parish Llandovery Llwynhowell Maesllyddan Fforest Nant-y-Ffin Nant y ffin Craig ddu Dinas Craig y Bwlch Cilycwm Rhandirmwyn

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241 Dolaucothi - Pumpsaint character area lies across the valley floor of the Cothi and consists of Pumpsaint village, and the park and gardens attached to the former Dolaucothi House. The village mostly consists of 19th century buildings erected in a distinctive style by the Dolaucothi estate in the 1850s.

242 Cwrt-y-cadno character area lies in the upper Cothi valley. It is a landscape of dispersed farms, small fields and woodland. Many of the farms were built by the Dolaucothi estate in the 1850s in a distinctive 'pattern-book' style.

243 Dolaucothi Gold Mines character area consists entirely of the remains of the gold mining industry dating from Roman times to the 20th century. The National Trust own the site, and they have re-erected examples of mine buildings as visitor attractions.

244 Caio character area is centred on the village of Caio. However, the main components of this landscape comprise dispersed farms and irregular fields of pasture which are divided by earth banks and hedges.

245 Caio Forest character area consists of a large 20th century conifer plantation which has been established over unenclosed moorland.

246 Banc Llwynceiliog character area lies on the upper valley side of the Afon Cothi. Old enclosures of banks and hedges have now broken down and the area is essentially open improved pasture. Linear earthworks of Roman aqueducts which run along the valley side are prominent landscape elements.

247 Mynydd Mallaen character area comprises of a high moorland plateau which is surrounded by lower lying farms and fields and flanked by forestry.

248 Dyffryn Fanagoed character area lies across the floor and lower slopes of a high, open valley, and consists of dispersed farms, the buildings of which are mostly 19th century, and small irregular fields

249 Allt-yr-hebog character area comprises of ancient deciduous woodland and conifer plantations on the steep sides of the upper Cothi valley.

250 Allt-y-Berth character area consists of deciduous woodland and a little moorland on steep, craggy slopes of the upper Cothi valley.

251 Cefn Branddu character area lies over a high rounded ridge. Old boundary banks have now broken down and the area is now essentially unenclosed improved pasture and moorland with bracken and deciduous woodland on the steep flanking slopes.

252 Bryn Arau Duon character area consists of a large 20th century forestry plantation that has been established across high moorland

253 Dyffryn Cothi character area lies across the floodplain and lower valley sides of the Cothi and its tributaries. It is characterised by dispersed farms and fields of pasture. Former parkland spreads across the valley floors close to Edwinsford and Glan yr Annell.

Project contact: Ken Murphy