SH7075 : Penmaen Crushing Mill

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

Penmaen Crushing Mill
Penmaen Crushing Mill
Initially, the output from the quarries was of building stone and setts, with macadam and crushed rock in a minority.From the 1880s crushed rock became more important and Brundrit's operation was forced to follow the technically progressive competition from Darbishire's quarries to east. In 1893 the new Penmaen Mill was opened and, according to the plaque on the later brick building was extended in 1901. It most likely fell into disuse around 1952. The large concrete bridge structure at the top of the buildings was a feed apron which held a stockpile of raw material supplied by a wagon tippler on the top of the embankment wall. Notable in this arrangement is the way that all of the crushing and screening plant was fed serially by gravity working down the front of the mountain - a most elegant and efficient installation. Pictures suggest that much of the plant was protected from the elements by an overall roof in its later life, though that has now gone - most likely for the scrap steel that it contained.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 27 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7048 7594 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.8757N 3:56.6013W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7055 7599
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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