Treforys – the forgotten village, Cwmystradllyn

Treforys with Gorseddau Quarry in the background


18 September 2010

Treforys, Cwmystradllyn

SH 55995 45282; 52.98545°N, 4.14660°W

Further Information

Treforys was built in 1857 as part of the failed Gorseddau Quarry complex. The village, created to accommodate the quarry workforce, comprised 36 semi-detached houses, each with a quarter acre of land, laid out in three streets. According to the 1861 Census nine familes were living there at that time. The village had been abandoned by the next Census ten years later.

Treforys, (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)
Ynysypandy Slate Mill

One of the three 'streets'





8 thoughts on “Treforys – the forgotten village, Cwmystradllyn

  1. Qué hermosa historia la de Este pueblo ! Me encanta Que Me Mandes fotos con historias…Muchas gracias por tu amabilidad, como siempre….


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  4. Thanks for commenting on my ghost town photo today, Graham, and directing me to these photos.They are great images!

    There were some stone buildings in the town I shot that were falling down, and give the town a few more decades and there won’t be much left either. It just makes me sad to see things like this. But then just so fun to see too. 🙂

    Take care, Graham!


  5. I went there yesterday walked to the village and Quarry very peaceful place and took a load of photos. There are buildings all over the landscape there couldnt find the path that goes right around the lake so up and back for me.

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