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Locomotive Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddeiniolen, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1239 / 53°7'25"N

Longitude: -4.1173 / 4°7'2"W

OS Eastings: 258414

OS Northings: 360616

OS Grid: SH584606

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.789Z

Mapcode Global: WH54M.QRK1

Entry Name: Locomotive Shed

Listing Date: 4 November 1999

Last Amended: 4 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22662

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated to the north-west of the former Dinorwic Slate Quarry Workshops, immediately alongside the former Padarn Railway (now the Llanberis Lake Railway) between the old quarry hospital and the moder

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Community: Llanddeiniolen

Locality: Gilfach Ddu

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built in the late C19 to serve as a locomotive shed on the Padarn 4ft (1.22m) gauge railway, which opened in 1843 to transport slate from the Dinorwic Quarry to Port Dinorwic.

Exterior

Rectangular-plan high single-storey structure. Dressed slate-stone slabs; slate roof with long ventilated gabled louvre to ridge. 2 tall 4-paned windows with slate cills and lintels to south wall; tall boarded double doors for locomotive in east gable end.

Interior

Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved example of a late C19 4ft (1.22m) gauge locomotive shed on the old Padarn Railway, having strong group value with related quarry structures at the former Dinorwic Slate Quarry.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Former Hospital and boundary walls
    Situated on level site above the north-east side of Llyn Padarn with spectacular mountain views; lies to north-west of the slate museum from which it is reached by a long drive; also approached over C
  • II Incline and Drumhouses
    Incline and drumhouses rising from the old floor (now car park of the Welsh Slate Museum) to the top level of the former Vivian Slate Quarry; massive slate retaining wall located immediately to the no
  • II Former Mortuary
    Located immediately to the north-west of the former hospital at Dinorwic Slate Quarry on the edge of the levelled site.
  • II Locomotive Shed
    Situated to the north-east of the former Dinorwic Slate Quarry Workshops, the locomotive shed is located immediately north of the entrance to the Glan-y-Bala tunnel which once provided a connection to
  • II Offis Fawr (now Woodcraft Centre)
    Located immediately to the east end of the north range of the former Dinorwic Slate Quarry workshop complex, the building is situated high above the workshops on a quarried outcrop; flight of slate st
  • I Dinorwic Slate Quarry Workshops (Welsh Slate Museum Buildings)
    Located at the south-east end of Llyn Padarn to the east of Llanberis, the quarry workshops sit at the foot of the vast workings of the former Dinorwic Slate Quarry; the immediately surrounding land i
  • II Incline, Drumhouses and Counter Balances ('A' Incline)
    Incline rising steeply to the north-east of the former Dinorwic Slate Quarry Workshops, running initially south-eastwards and then just to the south-west of the former quarryworkers' barracks turning
  • II Hafodty
    Situated in remote wooded position at the end of a driveway leading off the track/road leading down from Dinorwic to Llanberis; driveway has drystone slate slab wall with slab-on-edge coping.

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