SN2132 : Old slate quarry at Glogue

taken 10 years ago, near to Tegryn, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Old slate quarry at Glogue
Old slate quarry at Glogue
Slate extraction probably started here in a small way at the end of the C18 but output only picked up in the 1820s and 30s. It grew substantially during the second half of the C19, peaking in 1873 when 80 men were employed, producing 2000 tons of slate a year. It was also in 1873 that the railway finally opened, with the purpose of easing the transport out.
Production slowed down in the C20 and the quarry was worked by a local syndicate until it closed in 1926.
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SN2132, 16 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 13 August, 2007
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 219 327 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:57.8994N 4:35.6031W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 219 327
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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