Dinorwic Quarry (12) – 1938 Compressor House

Air pipe


5 February 2012

Dinorwic Quarry, Llanberis

SH 59206 60183; 53.12017°N, 4.10531°W


The south-western aspect of Elidir Fawr, above the lake Llyn Peris and the town of Llanberis, is dominated by the sculpted landscape formed by the now quiet galleries of Dinorwic Quarry. Commercial quarrying of slate started there in 1787 and production continued until the business closed in 1969…

Dinorwic Quarry;
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1938 Compressor House


'Ingersoll Rand Imperial Type 10' - belt-driven compressor, powered by electric motor

Air tank for the Ingersoll Rand compressor

Ingersoll Rand Imperial Type 10

Tube bundle - remains of a shell-and-tube heat exchanger

Tube bundle - remains of a shell-and-tube heat exchanger

Door grille

Motor-driven compressor

Air tank

Motor-driven compressor

Air tank

Air tank

Transformer tank

Cooling tubes

14 thoughts on “Dinorwic Quarry (12) – 1938 Compressor House

  1. Wonderfully atmospheric shots. You have really captured the quality of the light so characteristic of these ruins. And I can almost smell the sheep!


  2. A lovely study of this place graham. It’s on my to-do list for this year, I simply ran out of time when I last went. You could spend weeks exploring Dinorwic……


  3. Pingback: # 252 – Return To Dinorwic – Details « The Voice From The North

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