SH6646 : Ruins of Rhosydd Quarry

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

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Ruins of Rhosydd Quarry
Ruins of Rhosydd Quarry
Rhosydd Quarry first opened in the 1840s and reached its peak of production in the 1880s when 200 men were employed here. In 1900, as a result of a collapse in the mine much of the prime slate was lost and eventually the quarry closed in 1930. Ever since it has declined into ruin. In the foreground, slate is strewn across the ground as a result of a wall, similar to the one in the background, collapsing. It is still possible to make out the ahape of the old arch from the slate lying on the ground. In the distance is the mountain, Cnicht, known as the Welsh Matterhorn due to its profile when viewed from the west.
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SH6646, 80 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6648 4619 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.7806N 3:59.4534W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6650 4618
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Disused Slate Quarry 

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