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Latitude: 53.0605 / 53°3'37"N
Longitude: -4.2252 / 4°13'30"W
OS Eastings: 250974
OS Northings: 353792
OS Grid: SH509537
Mapcode National: GBR 5L.C628
Mapcode Global: WH54Z.2B7K
Entry Name: Store Building
Listing Date: 21 July 2000
Last Amended: 21 July 2000
Source ID: 23732
Building Class: Industrial
Location: Located between the former slate mill to the north-east and the quarry offices to the south-west on Level VI (Bonc yr Offis) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Store building, c1863. The quarry opened c1816 when it was worked by William Turner. In 1863 it was bought by W A Darbishire & Co., after which it underwent substantial modernisation, reflected in the use of both water and steam power. During the 1890s about 450 men worked here; it finally closed in 1997.
Constructed of squared and coursed rubble with gable-ended graded slate roof. Long narrow building aligned approximately north-west to south-east. North-west (left) end has 4-bay open front with square piers and south-east end is former office with 4 tall rectangular window openings, some still with timber casements. Doorway in gable end.
Tie beam roof trusses.
Listed as part of the remarkably complete quarry complex at Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry, forming a group with other structures on Level VI, also important as one of the first structures erected during the quarry's modernisation after change of ownership in 1863.
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