SM8132 : Former slate quarry, Porthgain

taken 8 years ago, near to Porthgain, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Former slate quarry, Porthgain
Former slate quarry, Porthgain
In the centre you can just about make out the tunnel of PenTop quarry which was cut so a tramline could link it to the harbour, making the slate extraction easier and also, to help with drainage. Slate quarrying took place here between 1850 and 1910. A water-powered mill was used to cut the slates to size.
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SM8132, 183 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 October, 2009
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 812 324 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.8508N 5:11.0754W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 812 325
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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