Cwmorthin Quarry (3)

Saw table, Lower Mills

Saw table, Lower Mills

Date

12 January 2013
Location

Cwmorthin, Blaenau Ffesintiog

SH 68157 45682; 52.99218°N, 3.96572°W

Information

The Lower Mills at Cwmorthin Quarry, of which there now only remain parts of the foundations, date back to around the 1860s when the mine was owned by the Cwm-Orthin Slate Company. There were originally two buildings next to each other, to which a third — London Hall — was later added. The mills fell into disuse in 1900 and were renovated in 1925. At that time, the waterwheel that had originally powered the mills was superseded by a Pelton-wheel turbine.

The Slate Garden was built by the late Robin Evan Jones in the 1990s after he retired from working at the quarry.

Lower Mills

Slate Garden, Lower Mills

Slate Garden, Lower Mills

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