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Store Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanllyfni

Community: Llanllyfni

Locality: Pen-yr-Orsedd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

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.

Exterior

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.

Interior

Tie beam roof trusses.

Reasons for Listing

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.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Quarry Offices
    Located between the store building to the north and the barracks to the south-west on Level VI (Bonc yr Offis) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry.
  • II Workshops
    Located to the south of the slate mill on Level VI (Bonc yr Offis) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry.
  • II Quarry Hospital
    Located to the south-east of the quarry offices on Level VI (Bonc yr Offis) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry.
  • II Barracks Building
    Located to the south-west of the quarry offices on Level VI (Bonc yr Offis) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry.
  • II Winding Drumhouse and Incline
    Located to the south-east of the slate mill on Level VI (Bonc yr Offis) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry, the drumhouse is dramatically sited at the head of the incline running downhill to the south-east
  • II Slate Mill
    Directly adjoining the slab mill to the south on Level IV (Bonc Isa') of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry.
  • II Slab Mill
    Directly adjoins the large slate mill on Level IV (Bonc Isa') of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry.
  • II Ropeway Winding House (north-east)
    Located immediately to the north-west of the slate mill on Level IV (Bonc Isa') of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry.

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