SN0729 : Derelict quarry building, Rosebush

taken 11 years ago, near to Rosebush, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Derelict quarry building, Rosebush
Derelict quarry building, Rosebush
Even in the summertime these ruined buildings below Rosebush and Bellstone quarries look dour and forbidding. This one was probably a sorting shed: the slates produced here were not of high quality although they were used for the roof of the palace of Westminster. Both quarries commenced in c.1830 and from c.1870 onwards Rosebush expanded to employ well over 100 people, with an output of 5000 tons, supporting a village community with a railway, hotel and chapel. It was a welcome source of employment in an impoverished area but the operation came to an end around the turn of the century.
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 January, 2007
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 076 299 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.0843N 4:47.9376W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 077 299
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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