Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Jampot Hill

One of the Llyn Peninsula's more famous local landmarks is the "Jampot" or Melin Foel Fawr overlooking Mynytho. It's a stone tower built on a hill which is visible for miles around.

Eric Jones [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons



Although it may look like some sort of mini-fortress, the tower was actually built as a windmill, but was never successful due to the cross-winds on that particular hill. However, many modern day "windmills" are being erected nearby, as landowners put up wind turbines for electricity generation.


No comments:

Post a comment