SH7075 : Brundrit's Penmaen Quarry

taken 3 years ago, near to Penmaenmawr, Conwy, Great Britain

Brundrit's Penmaen Quarry
Brundrit's Penmaen Quarry
Now long-disused, but prominent on the eastern side of Penmaen Mawr is this quarry opened by Brundrit's company, probably around 1834 to augment production from their West Quarry near Llanfairfechan. This location also has the delightful name of Bonc Jolly and was the site of their first works, long since removed from the landscape. Nowadays the wide level is used for storage of materials for the readymix concrete business of Hanson's. The main quarry is mothballed following the loss in 2008 of the contract to supply Network Rail with track ballast. The grey obelisk is a wall of the shelter used by the men controlling traffic on the incline to the jetty.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Quarry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7062 7587 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.8400N 3:56.4737W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7073 7596
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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