Fox Bank Mill, Penmaenmawr Granite Quarries

Hopper, Fox Bank Mill


5 May 2012


SH 70408 75639; 53.26186°N, 3.94431°W


The workings at Fox Bank have merged with those of Penmaen East Quarry to form the main extractive area, mothballed since 2008, of Hanson’s granite quarry complex at Penmaenmawr. The crushing plant at Fox Bank Mill is now in ruins.

Other posts in this series

Looking across the disused galleries of Graiglwyd Quarries towards Foel Lus (upper left)

Window grill, Transformer House (?)

Ceramic insulators

Transformer House (?)

Ceiling-mounted insulators

Hopper. This was fed from the crushing mill via a conveyor belt and was the loading point for wagons on the quarry’s three-foot gauge rail system.

Abandoned wagon, with the Great Orme in the distance

Wagon detail – coupling hook

Wagon detail – chain

8 thoughts on “Fox Bank Mill, Penmaenmawr Granite Quarries

  1. Seeing the ruins rise above a city makes the first photo very strong. The juxtaposition of old against new, yesterday against today is a thought-provoking contrast. Love it. And I love the window grill. That kind of detail fascinates me. It’s almost an abstract.

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