SH3444 : Chwarel Nant Quarry

taken 10 years ago, near to Llithfaen, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Chwarel Nant Quarry
Chwarel Nant Quarry
Commercial quarrying began here in the mid 19thC, the workers at first living in cliff-top barracks which eventually fell into the sea. At its height the labour force composed of Welsh, Irish and English quarrymen, numbered about 50. The quarry closed on the eve of WWII. The other two quarries, Carreg y Llam and Caernant, because of the feasability of providing access to the public road system, survived into the 1950s.
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SH3444, 67 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 March, 2008
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 346 445 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.3472N 4:27.8589W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 345 446
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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