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Blaen-y-nant Molybdenum Mine
Braichmelyn
Coed y Dinas Copper Mine
Croesor Quarry
Cwm Ceunant Copper Mine
Dinorwic Quarry
Dorothea Quarry
Fron-boeth Quarry
Glyn Rhonwy Isaf Quarry
Caseg Valley
Moel Faban Quarry

Rhosydd Quarry
Tan-y-garth Arsenic Mine
Dinas Tunnel, Tregarth
Dolbadarn Castle
Roughcastle Tunnel, Falkirk
Llanberis Bomb Store
Llanddulas Jetty
Penrhyn Quarry
ROC Llangefni
Coast Artillery School, Great Orme

Rhosydd Quarry Level 9 Adit

End of the adit

Date

2 July 2011
Location

Cwm Croesor

SH 66522 46150; 52.99598°N, 3.99025°W

Information

The main adit at Rhosydd Quarry, on level 9, led to all the working levels in the slate mine via internal inclines. Slate wagons were drawn along a track in the adit using a haulage system powered by a water wheel.

Rhosydd Quarry

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Rhosydd Tramway Incline

Looking down the incline and along Cwm Croesor

Date

28 April 2011
Location

Cwm Croesor

SH 65774 46354; 52.99763°N, 4.00147°W

Information

The Rhosydd Tramway was opened in 1864, providing a link from Rhosydd Quarry to the Croesor Tramway and thence to the port of Porthmadog, some eight miles distant. Traction on the tramway was provided by horses and gravity powered the inclines. The main incline drops 670 ft in a horizontal distance of 1250 ft.

Rhosydd – Transport from and to the quarry (penmorfa.com)

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Rhosydd Quarry

Level 9 adit, Rhosydd Quarry

Date

28 April 2011
Location

Cwm Croesor

SH 66512 46224; 52.99664°N, 3.99042°W

Information

Quarrying for slate at Rhosydd dates back to the 1830s and continued until the quarry’s closure in 1930. Slate was extracted both from the surface and from underground workings. Fourteen levels, numbered from the top, were developed and level 9 became the main centre of operations. Located there were the main mill, the quarrymen’s barracks and the start of the tramway. At over 2200 ft long, level 9 adit led, via internal inclines, to all the working levels in the mine. Slate wagons were drawn along a track in the adit using a haulage system powered by a water wheel.

Rhosydd – A Ffestiniog Slate Quarry (penmorfa.com)

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