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Traeth Mawr, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Traeth Mawr, an estuarial bay at the mouth of the river Glaslyn, in Carnarvonshire, at Port Madoc, and near Tremadoc. It formerly included 7000 acres of marsh, which were reclaimed in 1798-1810, at a cost of £100,000. The embankment, along which the road to Festiniog is carried, is about 1 mile in length, and the breadth is 100 feet at the base and 30 at the top.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Carnarvonshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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