SH5762 : Nineteenth century enclosures that have reverted back to nature

taken 10 years ago, near to Clwt-y-Bont, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Nineteenth century enclosures that have reverted back to nature
Nineteenth century enclosures that have reverted back to nature
This outcrop of the Precambrian rocks of the Avalon Terrane north and west of the Cambrian Slate Belt weathers to give thin acidic soils. In the early nineteenth century it was colonized by scores of quarrymen-farmers who created small hay meadows on the flatter areas. After WWII the smallholdings were subsumed into large sheep farms and the meadows, uneconomic to maintain, were allowed to revert back to nature.
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SH5762, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 March, 2008
Category
Rough grazing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 571 625 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.4313N 4:8.2680W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 570 625
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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