Thursday, 8 September 2016

Rhos Slate Quarry 1982

Rhos Slate Quarry - Buildings on Mill level

Building remains at Rhos Slate Quarry, located on the lower north eastern slopes of Moel Siabod and above Pont Cyfyng. In this 1982 view are the Barracks / Cottages plus, in the foreground, the weighbridge (?) - The latter still retaining its roof at that date, but is nowadays coming apart as the building becomes derelict.

Looking back from within the pit cutting (the pit being behind camera) towards the end wall of the mill. The layout of the site is actually quite simple with everything more or less on one level and both waste and good rock passing through this cutting - the waste heading off to the tips, while good slate would be wheeled in through the end door of the mill. However, everything had to be uphauled to this level from the pit bottom - an inconvenience that lasted until the final days of working c1952.

1 comment:

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