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CORS FOCHNO, BORTH BOG, PEAT CUTTING AND DRAINS

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NPRN 402566

Map Reference SN69SW

Grid Reference SN630920

Unitary (Local) Authority Ceredigion

Old County Cardiganshire

Community Llangynfelyn

Type of Site PEAT CUTTING

Broad Class INDUSTRIAL

Period Post Medieval, Medieval

Site Description Cors Fochno, Borth Bog, is a raised peat mire east of Borth, and south-east of Ynyslas. It lies on the south side of the Dyfi Estuary and is a part of the Dyfi National Bature Reserve. It is the only UNESCO biosphere reserve in Wales and extends to some 652 acres (264 ha).

Aerial photographs, including those taken during RCAHMW aerial reconnaissance, reveal a pattern of small rectangular fields, former peat cuttings (turbaries) and more modern, complex drainage channels and larger fields on a different orientation. The surface scarring associated with industrial scale peat cutting is more obvious to the south centred around SN62109030.

Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, January 2010.
Updated by T. Driver, 27th Jan 2011.

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