Llwyn Onn Waterwheel

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn

Date

22 March 2015
Location

Llwyn Onn Farm, Snowdon Ranger Path

SH 56537 55260; 53.07523°N, 4.14297°W

Information

Farmhouse waterwheels would have originally been installed to power machinery such as threshers and milk churns, with many of them later being converted to drive electricity generators. The 8 ft wheel at Llwyn Onn (‘Ash Grove’) farm next to the Snowdon Ranger Path above Llyn Cwellyn, was fabricated by the Union Foundry of Owen, Isaac and Owen in Porthmadog. The foundry was established in 1862 and continued in business until 1914.

Further Reading

Pred Hughes, Foundries amidst the Slate Industry of N W Wales, 2015, ISBN 978-0956565280

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn, with Llyn Cwellyn in the distance

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn, with Llyn Cwellyn in the distance

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn

Waterwheel, Llwyn Onn

Llwyn Onn.  The waterwheel is on the far gable side of the building.

Llwyn Onn. The waterwheel is on the far gable side of the building.

Llwyn Onn

Llwyn Onn

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9 thoughts on “Llwyn Onn Waterwheel

  1. Nice rusty tones in those photos…I wonder if the foundry also made the smaller wheel at the farm at Tyddyn Mawr, Cwmystradllyn, – if the remains of it are still there! Great shots, as always 🙂

    • The waterwheel at Tyddyn Mawr is still there! It’s in a sorry state but my partner is hoping, one day, to have it working again. We are currently renovating the property. The waterwheel will be a project for the future 🙂

  2. Pingback: Snowdon Ranger Crossing, Welsh Highland Railway | GeoTopoi

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