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Latitude: 53.0013 / 53°0'4"N
Longitude: -3.9164 / 3°54'59"W
OS Eastings: 271490
OS Northings: 346606
OS Grid: SH714466
Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.GWNC
Mapcode Global: WH559.TT6H
Entry Name: Remote Incline Drumhouse
Listing Date: 1 February 1996
Last Amended: 1 February 1996
Source ID: 16896
Building Class: Industrial
Location: Located approximately 150m NW of the slab mill on the main level of the quarry, on a bend and at the top of a long disused incline.
Locality: Maenofferen Slate Quarry
Traditional County: Merionethshire
Description: Remote counter-balance incline drumhouse; late C19 or early C20. Slate construction with thick supporting gable walls carrying the original twin drums and coiled cable. Shallow-pitched slate roof, partly collapsed; heavily buttressed SE gable. The brake mechanism survives externally to the L, in front of a slate revetment wall.
Listed as an exceptionally scarce survival of an intact counter-balance incline drumhouse.
In poor condition at time of inspection (June 1995).
References: D. Rh Gwyn and A. Davidson, 'Gwynedd Slate Quarries', Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, Report No. 152, (forthcoming).
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