SN9007 : Farewell Rock

taken 10 years ago, near to Pontneddfechan, Powys, Great Britain

Farewell Rock
Farewell Rock
A popular path starts up beside the Nedd Fechan from behind the Angel Inn. It was originally cut into the sheer sides of the gorge to accommodate a tramway to bring 'silica rock' - a particularly pure sandstone suitable for the manufacture of refractory bricks - down from the various mines further up the valley. However the rock outcrop here is an example of another thick bed of sandstone known as the 'Farewell Rock' which marks the very base of the South Wales Coal Measures. Mining below it was fruitless, as no further ironstone or coal seams would be encountered - 'farewell' to useful mining - hence the colourful name.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 February, 2008
Rock outcrops   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 900 077 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.4508N 3:35.6900W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 900 077
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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