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Weighbridge House

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.003 / 53°0'10"N

Longitude: -3.9431 / 3°56'35"W

OS Eastings: 269704

OS Northings: 346844

OS Grid: SH697468

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.GW1P

Mapcode Global: WH559.DSK5

Plus Code: 9C5R2334+6P

Entry Name: Weighbridge House

Listing Date: 2 November 2001

Last Amended: 2 November 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25850

Building Class: Industrial

Location: By the side of the road on the former railway sidings, near the mouth of the Blaenau tunnel.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Ffestiniog

Community: Ffestiniog

Locality: Llechwedd Slate Mine

Built-Up Area: Blaenau Ffestiniog

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

In 1879, the LNWR opened a standard guage branch line from Betwes y coes to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Narrow and standard guage sidings were installed at Pant yr Afon to allow the transport of slates from the Llechwedd quarry on the LNWR. The weighbridge house dates from approximately this time.

Exterior

A small rectangular plan building. Slate stone construction with hipped roof, from which most of the slates have been removed. Doorway in short return elevation, and small window overlooking the weighbridge. Contains remain of weighing machinery.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with other items at the Llechwedd sidings, and as a rare surviving weighbridge house retaining some machinery.

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