SH6646 : Ruins at Rhosydd Quarry

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Tanygrisiau, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Ruins at Rhosydd Quarry
Ruins at Rhosydd Quarry
Ruin of a building with a Norman-style arch at Rhosydd slate quarry. Slate was first found here in the 1830s and quarry work began in the 1840s. Work reached a peak around 1880 with some 200 men working In 1900, the quarry suffered a major setback when the 'Great Fall' occurred underground destroying a large part of the most profitable reserves. Work at the quarry ceased in 1930.

I first discovered this site in 1984, and have returned a couple of times since, always finding the site interesting both from an industrial archaeology and photographic point of view.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6649 4621 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.7915N 3:59.4450W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6651 4620
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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