In North American First Nations mythology, the Haida tribe credit the raven with bringing light to the world.
roc a glaswellt rock and grass
Named after Robert Morris Griffith of Bangor, the owner of the land, Treforys ('Morris's town') was a development of thirty-six crog-lofftydd cottages, each with a nominal quarter-acre, erected in 1857 along three parallel roadways on the hillside for quarrymen at Gorseddau, Cwmystradllyn. The 1861 census lists only nine dwellings as being inhabited, and all had been abandoned by 1871.
A poignant site, it contrasts sharply with the inhospitable terrain of the rest of the landscape- and it is still a fair hike to get to work!
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