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St Ann 39 s Church Bryn Eglwys Bethesda GeoTopoi

24 Aug 2014 Date 10 August 2014 Location Bryn Eglwys Bethesda SH 61038 66307 53 17566°N 4 08062°W Information The original St Ann 39 s Chapel today lies buried under the great sprawling spoil Together with the hamlet of Bryn Llys it was however later engulfed as the workings at the slate quarry expanded

Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust Projects Archaeology in the

The locations of forests containing mine and quarry sites mentioned in the text are shown As well as the important mineral resources many of the forests hide the remains of slate quarries The best known is Bryn Eglwys at the head of Nant Gwernol where in 1877 around 8000 tons of slate was produced The slates nbsp


Originally published in 1986 as Slate From Abergynolwyn by Alan Holmes This edition revised and updated by Sara Eade includes material brought to light since the original manuscript went to press as well as many previously unpublished photographs a

Bryneglwys Slate Quarry Grant

Bryneglwys Slate Quarry There is another band of Ordovician slate further south than Blaenau Ffestiniog running from Llangynnog to Aberdyfi quarried mainly in the Corris area Bryneglwys was the largest producer in this area producing about 30 of the slate from the area But was still small with an anuall peak output nbsp

Quarry and Railway Abergynolwyn Snowdonia Heritage

From this point a further footpath marked 39 Quarryman 39 s Trail 39 heads up to the Bryneglwys Slate Quarry the largest and most important quarry in the area As you climb up the path look out for the extensive system of tramways and inclines that once served the quarry Most of the quarry 39 s buildings were demolished in the nbsp

locomotives Penmorfa

The Talyllyn Railway was built to transport slate from Bryn Eglwys Quarry to Tywyn in Gwynedd 39 Talyllyn 39 is one of the original locomotives of the railway Built in 1864 by Fletcher Jennings amp Co of Whitehaven she is still in service today

Bryneglwys Quarry – Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

Bryneglwys Quarry 2009 39 s temporary exhibition in the Museum features Bryneglwys Slate Quarry near Abergynolwyn The exhibition records something of the works and of the men who laboured there for several generations ZZTRBA1 View of the quarry from the south On show are photographs of the quarry when it was nbsp

Bryn Eglwys Quarry

Bryn Eglwys Quarry NGR SH700060 The three inclines Beudynewydd Cantrybedd and Alltwyllt were part of the Bryn Eglwys Quarry System The history of the Talyllyn Railway is inextricably tied up with the history of Bryn Eglwys slate quarry All but invisible from the main valley road and from the present day terminus of nbsp

Bryneglwys Roy Fellows

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 They drove a V8 Pilot and dossed in the old farm which one passes on the left driving up to the quarry I think is called Hendrewallog

The History of the Railway Talyllyn Railway

The history of the Talyllyn Railway is inextricably tied up with the history of Bryn Eglwys slate quarry Invisible from the present day terminus of the Talyllyn Railway at Nant Gwernol Slate was originally carried to Aberdyfi by pack animals

Bryn Eglwys Wikipedia

Bryn Eglwys was a slate quarry and mine located near Abergynolwyn in Gwynedd Wales More than 300 men worked at the site making it the principal employer in the area Two veins of slate known as the Broad and Narrow Veins were worked The geology continues across the mountains to Corris and Dinas Mawddwy

Bryn Eglwys 1979 Remains Of The Welsh Slate Industry

Pic 01 Bryn Eglwys Slate Quarry Managers House 1979 My first ever hike up to Bryn Eglwys was in 1979 It involved the climb up Cantrybedd incline nowhere near as over grown as it 39 s since became to the Lower Mill site then onwards up Beudynewydd incline to eventually emerge at the site of the Managers house nbsp

Slate Mine at Bryn Eglwys YouTube

2 Aug 2009 This is a 1990 video of the old mines way up in the hills of Merioneddshire in Wales Disused since around 1949 there was much to be seen since it was and is out of the way of vandals and developers The Talyllyn Railway was built to service this mine and now is one of the premier tourist attractions of nbsp

Treasure Maps The Road to Bryn Eglwys

26 Nov 2010 High up above the present Nant Gwernol terminus of the Talyllyn Railway lies a fascinating if rather reticent slate quarry It 39 s hard at first to see that there 39 s any archaeology here at all as large areas of the site were covered with conifers in the 1960 39 s Nevertheless it 39 s a very fine walk and there are still nbsp

Welsh Mines Society This Site is Under Construction

15 Mar 2010 to two attempts to float companies to mine slate in addition to the references to men from Bryneglwys attempting to quarry slate in 1910 Dolgoch Farm on whose land the adits are situated was part of the Ynysmaengwyn estate The original Welsh long house the remains of which form part of the dining nbsp

Bryneglwys Abergynolwyn Slate Mine information and photos

Information photographs and plans for Bryneglwys Abergynolwyn Slate Mine on the mine exploration web site www aditnow co uk