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Quarry Incline at Cwm Penmachno (Lower Part)

A Grade II Listed Building in Bro Machno, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0051 / 53°0'18"N

Longitude: -3.8624 / 3°51'44"W

OS Eastings: 275124

OS Northings: 346933

OS Grid: SH751469

Mapcode National: GBR 61.GQ79

Mapcode Global: WH55B.MQYL

Entry Name: Quarry Incline at Cwm Penmachno (Lower Part)

Listing Date: 17 July 1992

Last Amended: 17 July 1992

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5877

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Foot of incline approximately 300m to S of Glanaber Terrace. Reached via path beginning at SH 752 472.

County: Conwy

Community: Bro Machno

Community: Bro Machno

Locality: Cwm Penmachno

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Mid C19 incline for transport of slate from quarry terraces; part of disused Cwm Machno slate quarries.


Incline of two tracks and of the water balanced type, engineered into series of quarry terraces. Slate waste rubble incline with two parallel tracks at slightly different inclinations. Tracks have surface of flat slabs. At head of section, trackway is set at lower level between platform of slate rubble masonry. At foot of incline, flat track with slab surface.

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