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Latitude: 53.3082 / 53°18'29"N
Longitude: -4.144 / 4°8'38"W
OS Eastings: 257246
OS Northings: 381168
OS Grid: SH572811
Mapcode National: GBR JM4Y.NJ9
Mapcode Global: WH53V.93XQ
Entry Name: Llanddona Fish Weir
Scheduled Date: 31 October 2002
Source ID: 3906
Cadw Legacy ID: AN137
Schedule Class: Maritime
Category: Fish weir
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)
The monument consists of the well-preserved remains of a fish weir, dating to the medieval or post-medieval period. A fish weir is characterised by a fence or row of stakes, often with nets attached forming an enclosure within a river or harbour and used for catching, or holding, fish. Llanddona fish weir is crescent-shaped and comprises two slightly curving arms defined by spread banks of stone. The inner arm is some 120m in length and runs at 135 degrees from the shore; the outer extends to a length of 225m and runs in the reverse direction across the bay. The weir's simple form may indicate an early date within the local sequence. It is first recorded in Baron Hill Estate papers of the 17th century and is also marked on a chart of 1748.
It is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval or post-medieval maritime agricultural practices. The monument is the better preserved of only two surviving weirs of this type in Gwynedd and it retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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