SH5761 : Chwarel Terfyn/Boundary Quarry

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

Chwarel Terfyn/Boundary Quarry
Chwarel Terfyn/Boundary Quarry
This is another early lake side quarry. All that is left is the rock face and a dressers hut. It was quarried by farmers and labourers of the Cwm-y-glo area and is called Terfyn or Boundary because it straddled the boundary of the lands of Lord Newborough and Assheton Smith. Transport to and from the quarry was by boat. One of the 'boatmen' was Marged Uch Ifan, a well known all-in wrestler and strong woman with a penchant for marrying puny husbands. She is reputed in 1787 to have thrown Thomas Assheton Smith who had hired her to row him to Gilfach Ddu into the lake. According to Marged he had made a pass at her. She refused to pull him back into the boat until he had promised to pay her half a guinea.
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Date Taken
Monday, 22 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 24 January, 2007
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 57 61 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.8934N 4:7.8825W
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