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Winding Drumhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0593 / 53°3'33"N

Longitude: -4.2266 / 4°13'35"W

OS Eastings: 250876

OS Northings: 353652

OS Grid: SH508536

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.CCRL

Mapcode Global: WH54Z.1CLK

Entry Name: Winding Drumhouse

Listing Date: 21 July 2000

Last Amended: 21 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23736

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located to the south-east of the slate mill on Level IV of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry above the remains of the incline leading down to the start of the former Nantlle Railway below.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanllyfni

Community: Llanllyfni

Locality: Pen-yr-Orsedd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Drumhouse of the late 1860s or early 1870s. 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

Drumhouse constructed of sawn slate blocks with gable-ended slate roof. The lower sections of the side walls supporting the drum axle are wider and of more massive construction than the upper sections which support the roof only. Remains of adjoining slate-built structures to south-east and south-west.

Interior

The drum survives with its brake mechanism.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a slate quarry incline drumhouse forming part of a well-preserved group of quarry structures at Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Locomotive Shed
    Directly adjoins the drumhouse 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 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 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.
  • 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 Quarry Hospital
    Located to the south-east of the quarry offices on Level VI (Bonc yr Offis) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry.
  • 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.

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