abergynolwyn slate quarry

  • The Abergynolwyn Slate Quarries were situated in the parish of Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, co Merioneth No administrative information was available at time of compilation of descriptionAbergynolwyn (English: Mouth of the River with a Whirlpool) is a village in southern Gwynedd, Wales, located at the confluence of the Nant Gwernol and the Afon Dysynni , The quarry brought in migrant workers from other areas of Wales and at one time the village had an Anglican church and three nonconformist chapels The slate was shipped to.

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  • History Abergynolwyn around 1880, showing the village incline Historically, the village was part of Merionethshire and its main industry was slate quarrying The village was founded in the 1860s to house workers at the nearby Bryn Eglwys quarryThe Talyllyn Railway is a narrow gauge preserved railway in Wales running for 725 miles from Tywyn on the Mid-Wales coast to Nant Gwernol near the village of Abergynolwyn The line was opened in 1866 to carry slate from the quarries at Bryn Eglwys to Tywyn, and was the first narrow gauge.

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  • Bryneglwys (Abergynolwyn) Slate Mine information and photos Bryneglwys Quarries Surface Plan (137Kb) Map / Survey Uploaded April 24 th 2009 by Robert 41 Major Mining Region Bryneglwys (Abergynolwyn) Slate Mine belongs to the Corris & Southern Merioneth/Meirionnydd region.Abergynolwyn railway station is a station on the Talyllyn Railway at Abergynolwyn near Tywyn, , Originally this was the terminus for passenger trains, though the line continued onward to the incline up to the slate quarry at Bryn Eglwys, and another incline down into the village.

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    Aug 01, 2018· Slate mountains and remains of Welsh slate quarri Derelict quarry Derelict stone buildings, part of the slate quarry workings , Stationmaster fixing up sign 'Next train Abergynolwyn .abergynolwyn slate quarry - miningbmw I was part of a crowd of Walsall lads who used to go up to the deserted slate mining village of Bryneglwys , of many old slate quarries that once provided.

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    The forecast wasn't good for last Tuesday It mentioned plummeting temperatures and hail and snow, but G checked the details and it said that the hail wouldn't arrive until 1-2 pm, so we set off promptly just after 9 am It's not far to Abergynolwyn and there is still a small car park in the,Bryn Eglwys Slate Quarry 2012 , On a red hot early summer day in 2012 we set off from Abergynolwyn Station and followed the usual Forestry tracks and paths (diverting for a walk along the exit tramway to Cantrybedd Incline) up to the site - just like we had many times in the past But, not having been up there in the last few years, we weren.

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  • Part 5: Haydn Jones buys the quarry and railway - , The recently elected local MP, Mr Henry Haydn Jones, sought a buyer but failed He then bought the undertaking himself, for £5500 in 1911, and formed the Abergynolwyn Slate & Slab Co Ltd to operate the quarry, and negotiated new leases with the ,Bryn Eglwys abandoned remote slate quarry located near Abergynolwyn in Gwynedd, Wal Bryn Eglwys abandoned remote slate quarry located near Abergynolwyn in Gwynedd, Wal Ruins of the old Bryn Eglwys Slate Quarry Abergynolwyn Gwynedd Wales UK Wil Jones Forest Enterprise expert in slate quarries.

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  • Bryn Eglwys was a remote slate quarry located near Abergynolwyn in Gwynedd , Wal History The top of Alltwyllt, the first incline leading to the quarry from Nant Gwernol station / sidings The quarry was first worked on a small scale in the early 1840sSlate wagons and supplies for the quarries were brought here and waited in one of three sidings to he hauled up to the quarry tramway, with wagon loads of slate going the other way With the closure of the quarries in 1947 the line from here to Abergynolwyn lay derelict until upgraded for passenger trains in.

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  • Slate wagons and supplies for the quarries were brought here and waited in one of three sidings to he hauled up to the quarry tramway, with wagon loads of slate going the other way With the closure of the quarries in 1947 the line from here to Abergynolwyn lay derelict until upgraded for passenger trains in ,Abergynolwyn railway station, Tywyn 51 lik Abergynolwyn railway station is a station on the Talyllyn Railway at Abergynolwyn near Tywyn, Gwynedd in.

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    Holmes, Alan Slates from Abergynolwyn: the story of Bryneglwys Slate Quarry 1986 Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following; Abergynolwyn Slate Quarries [in Llanfihangel-y-pennant parish] Papers 1866-1912Bryneglwys Quarry was first worked for slate in the 1840s by local entrepreneur John Pughe of Aberdyfi, but transportation difficulties led to it falling idle around 1859 In 1864 the Aberdovey Slate Company (from 1867 the Abergynolwyn Slate Company) reopened the workings with capital raised in Manchester.

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  • The quarry was first worked on a small scale in the early 1840s In 1864 William McConnel leased the quarry, forming the Aberdovey Slate Company Limited McConnel planned to increase production at Bryn Eglwys The limiting factor was the transportation ,Bryn Eglwys Quarry NGR SH700060 The three inclines (Beudynewydd, Cantrybedd and Alltwyllt) , Mr Henry Haydn Jones, bought the railway, quarry and Abergynolwyn village, formed the Abergynolwyn Slate & Slab Co Ltd to operate the quarry, and negotiated new leases with the landowners There was a brief resurgence in business after the First.

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    The Abergynolwyn Slate Quarries were situated in the parish of Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, co Merioneth No administrative information was available at time of Quarry and Railway, Abergynolwyn - , Quarry and Railway, Abergynolwyn , Cwmystradllyn and Cwm Pennant Slate Landscape Discover more about the work carried out in slate quarries by visiting .A glimpse into Bryneglwys After a gap of a couple of years, we returned to Abergynolwyn to have another look at the Bryneglwys slate quarry It was a beautiful, bright day and the landscape was beyond any adjectives I could think up.

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    The Stations Link is a linear route between Nant Gwernol station and Abergynolwyn station - there is a steep climb if you start from Nant Gwernol and a steep descent from Abergynolwyn The trail offers views of the surrounding mountains and the Allt Wyllt incline, part of the former quarryThe recently elected local MP, Mr Henry Haydn Jones, sought a buyer but failed He then bought the undertaking himself, for £5500 in 1911, and formed the Abergynolwyn Slate & Slab Co Ltd to operate the quarry, and negotiated new leases with the landowners.

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  • Bryneglwys: This was were my interest in mining started I was part of a crowd of Walsall lads who used to go up to the deserted slate mining village of Bryneglwys, just above Abergynolwyn We converted the old compressor house into accommodation with the building of ,The quarry brought in migrant workers from other areas of Wales and at one time the village had an Anglican church and three nonconformist chapels The slate was shipped to the coast on the Talyllyn Railway A decline in the demand for Welsh slate caused reductions in the workforce, and the quarry finally closed in 1948 , Abergynolwyn.

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