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Gwernor slate quarry, Nantlle.

Gwynfor Pierce Jones

Gwernor slate quarry, Nantlle.

by Gwynfor Pierce Jones

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Published by Gee and Son in Denbigh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from The Transactions of the Caernarvonshire Historical Society 1987.

The Physical Object
Pagination73p.
Number of Pages73
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18286152M

  The "slate landscape" is made up of areas including Penrhyn Slate Quarry, Nantlle Valley Slate Quarry Landscape and Dinorwig Slate Quarry Mountain Landscape. The UK currently has 31 other World.   Penrhyn, Wales. Work that takes place in a slate quarry. Views of the quarry. Various shots of men at work. We see them drilling holes in a rock face and pla.

The first steam engine to be used in the slate industry was a pump installed at the Hafodlas quarry in the Nantlle Valley in , but most quarries relied on hydropower to drive machinery. [22] Wales was by now producing more than half the United Kingdom's output of slate, 26, tons out of a total UK production of 45, tons in [23]. Welocme to the Quary Hunslets web site, the aim is to capture all these wounderful narrow gauge locomotives that were produced for the Quarries of North Wales. All these engines were produced by the Hunslet Engine Company of Leeds between and Hunslets designed these light weight locmotives for work in harsh enviroments in the Quarries running most of the year, year in year out.

Artwork created by the young people of the Unloved Heritage project during lockdown. The artwork consists of 27 pieces of dyed fabric, either blue, grey or purple to represent the colours of slate. Each piece includes the name of a slate quarry which used to work in Dyffryn Nantlle. The Nantlle Valley (Welsh: Dyffryn Nantlle, IPA: [ˈdəfrɨn ˈnantɬɛ]) is an area in Gwynedd, north Wales, characterised by its numerous small settlements.. The area is also historically important geologically, and featured in one of the most contentious disputes of the 19th century, between the 'Diluvialists' who believed in the Biblical flood, and the ‘Glacialists’, who supported the.


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Gwernor slate quarry, Nantlle by Gwynfor Pierce Jones Download PDF EPUB FB2

Nantlle Valley and slate quarries Dyffryn Nantlle is a sparsely populated glacial valley in Gwynedd. Roofing slates excavated at the nearby Roman fort of Segontium, originated from the valley and by the eighteenth century, Cilgwyn quarry was well-known for its brightly red slates.

The Slate Quarries of Dyffryn Nantlle 💜 🌳 🏔 Rydym yn falch i gyhoeddi gwaith celf criw Dyffryn Nantlle 🎨 Mae pob darn yn cynnwys enw chwarel lechi a oedd yn bodoli yn yr ardal 😄 We're happy to share the art creation of the Dyffryn Nantlle group 🎨 Each piece includes the name of a Dyffryn Nantlle slate quarry 😄.

The nantlle vally has some impressive old slate workings and a number of often overlooked muti pitch trad crags,Most people will be familiar with the winter routes in the area but there is a surprising amount of unclimbed rock interested in new routing with the motivation to explore and develop new areas will find an entire valley full of unexplored slate holes and esoteric rock.

Much of Dinorwig Quarry is now part of Padarn Country Park and the Welsh Slate Museum. Bro Nantlle. In the Nantlle Valley the development of the slate industry was hampered initially by poor transport links.

With the opening of a horse drawn tramway to the quay at Caernarfon Nantlle. bookDorothea, Cilgwyn and Pen-y-bryn quarries grew quickly. 4. Waunfawr to Nantlle. Distance: km, mls Ascent: m, ft Time; 3 - 4hrs. For most of this leg, the Snowdonia Slate Trail follows the North Wales Pilgrims' Path.

Leaving Waunfawr near the Welsh Highland Light Railway station, the route follows a country lane before branching off up the steep wooded hillside.

The shattered slate quarry landscape of north-west Wales is to be nominated for world heritage status, a distinction enjoyed by sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Taj Mahal and the. Nantlle Valley Slate Belt copper Posted: 23/02/ Reply | Quote I was up in Penyrorsedd a few weeks ago, having a good explore, and a couple of rock piles near the 'abandoned village' for lack of a better term for it had specks of malachite in it.

The Delabole slate quarry in north Cornwall is the oldest working slate quarry in England and one of the most important Industrial Heritage sites in B View NE of the Victoria Incline, stepped galleries (ponciau) & slate waste tips of the Dinorwic Quarries, Llanberis, Wales, UK: worked The oldest quarry in the Nantlle district was Cilgwyn quarry, this is situated to the north of Dorothea on the hillside and is now a landfill site.

It is thought to have been first worked in the fourteenth century and it is believed that some of Edward the 1st's Welsh castles were roofed with Cilgwyn slate. In residents in Dyffryn Nantlle became aware the well-use paths through Dorothea Quarry were not on the map. Some 70 people wrote to the council to.

The Official Nantlle Valley Website. A website created by local people for the benefit of the Nantlle Valley area and its residents in general, by keeping the history of Dyffryn Nantlle alive as well as by sharing information about local activities, resources and businesses.

Anyone is welcome to send any information to in order for it to be included on the website. Davies Brothers, quarry owners and slate merchants. Records of the Diphwys Slate Quarry Co.

Ltd from its beginning to its dissolution, including two ledgers, a cash book, a day book, a journal, a minute book, and a letter book, Records of the Precelly Green and Rustic Slate Co. These include a report by Edwd. Goodwin. The Nantlle Valley is an unfrequented place of beauty, with the bulk of Mynydd Mawr on the one side and the towering cliffs of the Nantlle Ridge on the other.

This is an easy walk along the valley bottom before an ascent, with one very boggy area, to the forest and a. Books. Books are one of the most valuable resources to anyone researching any aspect of the slate industry’s history. Generally, it’s possible to categorise books on the slate industry as follows: General history of the industry e.g.

Lindsay, J., A History of the North Wales Slate Industry. In the hazy times before the s, the burgeoning slate industry of the Nantlle valley was thwarted from expansion by transport wrangles and exhorbitant charges from local landowners for the passage of loaded slate carts.

The Nantlle Railway Act of was to sweep these obstacles aside and revolutionise the fortunes of the Nantlle quarries.

First proposed inthe line was constructed to transport slate from quarries to the north and west of Nantlle to the quays at Caernarfon for export.

This avoided a long and costly road journey, enabling Nantlle’s quarries to compete with business from the much larger ones at Dinorwic (SH) and Penrhyn (SH). Scroll down past the factoids to see them. There's still a great deal to be learnt about this quarry, and I will update when I find out more.

Perhaps when my Welsh language skills improve. Some factoids: * A duchess slate is 24" x 12". A feature of the Dyffryn Nantlle style of quarrying was that exhausted pits would be tipped over and filled in.

Cilgwyn slate quarry in the Nantlle Valley, Gwynedd, one of the oldest quarries in north Wales, was worked as far back as the 12th century. Commercial slate production developed in Wales in the late 18th century and the Nantlle Valley was one of the main commercial slate producing areas in north Wales, experiencing its major period of growth and expansion, c.

This list is the outcome of searches for slate or stone quarry. It is probably not exhaustive. BD 11/ Provision of factories in Nantlle valley following decline of slate industry BT 31//C C Gwernor Slate Quarry Company Ltd The Snowdonia Slate Trail is a km (83 mile) trail which enables walkers to explore the industrial heritage of the slate villages of northern Snowdonia.

The route starts at Porth Penrhyn near Bangor and ends at Bethesda and attracts walkers to villages such as Llanllechid, Bethesda, Dinorwig, Llanberis, Waunfawr, Nantlle, Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Croesor, Ffestiniog and Penmachno. Delabole Slate Quarry, Cornwall England. The open cast slate quarry at Delabole, Cornwall showing racks around the deep pit, slate faced cliffs, and deep blue Capel Curig Slate Quarry.

Old unused and derelict the Capel Curig Slate Quarry Snowdonia Wales Old slate quarry. Rural walk on old slate quarry Dinorwic slate quarry. A view looking down to Llyn Peris and the expance of the Dinorwic.Volume Dau arolwg o Gastell Caernarfon agan Glyn Parry; "Llawn Gofiannwr Llyn ac Eifionnydd": John Jones, Myrddin Fardd, gan Dewi Williams; A Russian visitor to Bangor inby William Linnard; The Gwernor Slate Quarry, Nantlle, by Gwynfor Pierce Jones; The Women's suffrage movement in Caernarfonshire, by Peter Ellis.

Dorothea Quarry used the Nantlle Railway to dispatch slate from until There was an extensive rail network on site at ground level and on the waste tips. The track gauge of the internal quarry railways was 2' (60cm) as opposed to the "main line" gauge of the Nantlle .