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Pencaer Historic Landscape Characterisation


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Goodwick to Aber-bach Coastal Strip historic landscape character area comprises high sea cliffs and a narrow band of cliff top. The only buildings consist of Strumble Head lighthouse and former keeper’s cottage, and abandoned World War 2 structures.

Goodwick to Aber-bach Coastal Strip

Goodwick is a small urban historic landscape area and consists of port infrastructure and railway station together with residential development built on a constrained site. Goodwick did not develop until the 19th century, and most of the buildings date to the mid-to-late 19th century and 20th century.


Garn Fawr historic landscape character area comprises small hilly areas of open, craggy moorland. There are no inhabited buildings. Garn Fawr iron age hillfort lies on the highest point, Garn Fechan on a secondary peak and Ysgubor Fawr fort on lower slopes. Old dry-stone walls indicate that the area was once enclosed.

Garn Fawr

Pen Caer is a large historic landscape character area of dispersed farms and fields exposed to the prevailing Atlantic winds. It is treeless. Field boundaries of dry-stone walls and massive stony banks are characteristic of this area. Also characteristic is the use of a cement skim over the slate roofs of the houses and agricultural buildings.

Pen Caer

Llanwnda is a historic landscape character area of farms and fields. Fields are small and irregular and bounded by stony banks and dry-stone walls. Farms are also small and widely dispersed. The only settlement clusters are at Llanwnda, Ciliau and Pontiago, and these a very small.


Garnwnda is a pocket of high, craggy moorland surrounded by fields and farms. The are no buildings in this historic landscape character area. A bronze age standing stone and neolithic chambered tomb are important historic landscape features.






Project contact: Ken Murphy