|Date||26 May 2012|
|Location||Gwydyr Forest, Betws-y-coed||SH 76946 55728; 53.08453°N, 3.83868°W|
The ‘forgotten village’ of Rhiwddolion is a remote settlement which once housed the workers of the nearby East Arvon Quarry. Situated on the route of the Roman road Sarn Helen above Betws-y-coed, its population at the end of the 19th century was 150. But when the East Arvon and the neighbouring quarries closed in the early 20th century the workers moved away abandoning their cottages.
Today four properties in the village, including the former chapel-cum-school, are let as holiday accommodation, the rest of the buildings are in ruins, slowly being reclaimed by nature.