SH6975 : Quarries old and new

taken 8 years ago, near to Penmaenmawr, Conwy, Great Britain

Quarries old and new
Quarries old and new
On the left of the image are the first and second levels of Brundrit's East Quarry with an incline ascending out of shot to the right to a third level that no longer exists except as a demolished winding drum house. Workshops and early quarrying legacy is evident on each level. In the right rear is the north-eastern margin of the more modern Pen-dinas Quarry, which approaches Brundrit's second working face very closely. This feature is not appreciated from other viewpoints! Extensive spoil heaps have been tipped to the west of the quarry levels, now colonised by Western Gorse and heather. On the distant horizon is Great Orme's Head and Llandudno. The altitude of level 3 of the quarry was 388m, and it originally continued for a further three levels!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 23 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Railways 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6998 7573 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.7552N 3:57.0457W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6983 7561
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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