SM8332 : Cottages and Bridge, Trefin

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

Cottages and Bridge, Trefin
Cottages and Bridge, Trefin
The cottages in the background have a feature common in this area, which is a cement skim over the slate roof tiles, hence the light colour of the roof. These cottages were built in the 19th century to house the workers in the nearby slate quarry (the same firm as the quarries at Porthgain and Abereiddy). The roofs of all these cottages were constructed using the local slate which had a life expectancy of forty years, and after this they became porous and allowed ingress of moisture - rain. They solved the problem by placing barbed wire on the roof which was fixed to the underside, and then coated the whole surface with cement grout (not always containing lime). With Autumn/Winter gales in excess of force eight, the roofs needed the addition of the barbed wire to prevent a total loss.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 June, 2007
Category
Cottages   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 834 324 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.8802N 5:9.1632W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 834 324
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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