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Latitude: 53.0831 / 53°4'59"N
Longitude: -4.3353 / 4°20'7"W
OS Eastings: 243679
OS Northings: 356537
OS Grid: SH436565
Mapcode National: GBR 5F.9WW5
Mapcode Global: WH43L.CRSS
Entry Name: Dinas Dinlle Seagull Trench
Scheduled Date: 8 June 2006
Source ID: 1168
Cadw Legacy ID: CN396
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Seagull Trench
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The monument comprises a seagull trench, a partially buried defensive structure dating to World War II (AD 1939-45). It is embedded into the bottom of a steep N facing slope in an enclosed field of pasture. The structure is mostly subterranean and consists of five compartments with only a concrete roof and ten embrasures visible externally. The seagull trench measures 22.4m long, c.4m deep and c.2.5m tall. It is aligned ENE-WSW. An entrance and associated tunnel lie to the S. Its name is derived from its shape on plan which resembles a bird.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of World War II defensive practices. Further, this example is a rare occurrence of this site type in Wales. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of the perimeter defences of the former RAF station at Llandwrog. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.
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