SH5860 : The Gilfach Ddu Waterwheel

taken 12 years ago, near to Llanberis, Gwynedd, Great Britain

The Gilfach Ddu Waterwheel
The Gilfach Ddu Waterwheel
Built in 1870, by the engineering firm of De Winton of Caernarfon, to power the new workshops, this is the largest waterwheel in mainland Britain. Although replaced by a Pelton wheel in 1925, it is still in working order and turns a number of wheels in the exhibition area. The water tank, a prominent feature on the roof of the building can be seen at the top of the photograph. SH5860 : The Gilfach Ddu Waterwheel House from the Yard. Additional water for the wheel used to be piped in a distance of 1,200m from below Llanberis waterfall in a 0.6m diameter pipeline which cost 3,500, more than twice the cost of the wheel itself which was only 1,119.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 December, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 58 60 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.3704N 4:6.9599W
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