Penmaen West Quarry Pumping House

Pulsometer Engineering Ltd pump


28 April 2012


SH 69520 75293; 53.25853°N, 3.95747°W


The small reservoir and abandoned pumping house are located on the plateau above the old Penmaen West Quarry, part of the Penmaenmawr Granite Quarries complex.

Water pipe

Three-cylinder reciprocating pump

Reciprocating pump and the reservoir (top left)

Pumping house window, looking out onto the reservoir

Pulsometer Engineering Co Ltd

Pumping house next to the reservoir

8 thoughts on “Penmaen West Quarry Pumping House

  1. great photo’s graham .. brings back memories of working on motors and pumps in the paper mills in a previous job. Shimming and setting .. Cant say I miss it because it was hard work though 🙂

  2. Fab photos, Graham. No. 4 is my favourite with the unexpected view through the door. We must get along to the quarry, it looks fascinating- I’ve often craned my neck to try and see the remains when I should be concentrating on the road along there…

    • I know what you mean – it is hard to resist trying to get a view of the inclines and drumhouses, albeit fleetingly, from the expressway. It has been well worth satisfying my curiosity by getting a closer look.

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