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Winding house

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0625 / 53°3'45"N

Longitude: -4.2246 / 4°13'28"W

OS Eastings: 251026

OS Northings: 354012

OS Grid: SH510540

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.C084

Mapcode Global: WH54Z.29K1

Entry Name: Winding house

Listing Date: 21 July 2000

Last Amended: 21 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23724

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry to the east of the Eureka Slate Mill.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanllyfni

Community: Llanllyfni

Locality: Pen-yr-Orsedd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Winding house built c1923. The quarry opened c1816 and in 1863 it was bought by W A Darbishire & Co. During the 1890s about 450 men worked here: it finally closed in l997.

Exterior

Regularly coursed slate slabs and irregularly coursed rubblestone; slate roof with integral end stack to south-east gable. Ramped entrance to doorway to far right on north-east wall. Multi-paned horizontal window to north-west gable end and 2-light window to south-east gable end.

Interior

Electric motor and uphaulage drum survive intact.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an electrically-powered winding house associated with the pioneering electrical technology employed at Pen-yr-Orsedd Quarry between 1900 and 1925.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Weighbridge House
    Located directly adjacent to the locomotive shed immediately to the north of the incline and drumhouse at the south-east corner of Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Quarry.
  • II Locomotive Shed
    Located immediately to the north of the incline and drumhouse at the south-east corner of Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Quarry.
  • II Eureka Slate Mill
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen- yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry immediately to the north-east of the slate steps leading down to Level VI (Bonc yr Offis).
  • II Engine House
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry at the foot of the modern steep access road from Y Fron.
  • II Engine House
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen- yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry at the foot of the modern steep access road from Y Fron.
  • II Transformer House
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of the Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry towards the foot of the modern steep access road from Y Fron.
  • II Drying House
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of the Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry at the foot of the modern steep access road from Y Fron.
  • II Engine House
    Located to the north-west of the Eureka slate mill on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry.

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