SH5861 : Chwarel Fawr Quarry

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

Chwarel Fawr Quarry
Chwarel Fawr Quarry
This is one of the oldest quarries in the district. Its mill dates back to the 1830s. In later times it was worked in tandem with Allt Ddu Quarry. Up to the 1960s Chwarel Fawr was a deep flooded pit next to the main road which had been diverted to go round it. In the 1980s the whole site was landscaped with the waste tips being fed into the pit and the diverted main road, now straightened, runs across where the pit used to be.
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Date Taken
Monday, 22 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 February, 2007
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 589 616 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.9806N 4:6.6222W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 588 615
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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