SH5659 : The upper backwall of Bwlch-y-groes Quarry

taken 11 years ago, near to Llanberis, Gwynedd, Great Britain

The upper backwall of Bwlch-y-groes Quarry
The upper backwall of Bwlch-y-groes Quarry
This quarry begun in the eighteenth century was only intermittently worked during the first half of the nineteenth century. Then after 1870, with the coming of the slate boom, it saw a period of great activity. In the 1880s, like many of the other neighbouring quarries, it was taken over by the Cefn Du Quarry Company. A tramway was then built linking the workings to the Ffridd Incline. Like all the quarries west of Llyn Padarn, it was a pit quarry. The abandoned pit is a surprisingly deep one. Fly tippers make use of the quarry to get rid of their rubbish. Some of this can be seen strewn on the backwall.

SH5659 : Bwlch-y-groes Quarry
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 January, 2007
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5608 5992 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.0189N 4:9.1125W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5615 5994
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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