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Locomotive Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0625 / 53°3'44"N

Longitude: -4.223 / 4°13'22"W

OS Eastings: 251133

OS Northings: 354001

OS Grid: SH511540

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.C0N7

Mapcode Global: WH54Z.39B2

Entry Name: Locomotive Shed

Listing Date: 21 July 2000

Last Amended: 21 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23727

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located immediately to the north of the incline and drumhouse at the south-east corner of Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Quarry.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanllyfni

Community: Llanllyfni

Locality: Pen-Yr-Orsedd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built between 1900 and 1915 during a period of expansion at the quarry. The quarry opened c1816 and in 1863 it was bought by W A Darbishire & Co. During the 1890s about 450 men worked here; it finally closed in 1997.

Exterior

Regularly coursed slate slabs; slate roof with exposed rafter feet and integral end stack to south-east gable. Rectangular plan. One tall and one lower entrance, both with steel lintels, to north-west gable end. 12-light horizontal window in south-east gable end. Alongside is an iron tank on a slate plinth, used for supplying water to the locomotives.

Interior

Roof in 2 bays with central A-frame truss.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved early C20 locomotive shed with contemporary weighbridge house directly adjacent.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Weighbridge House
    Located directly adjacent to the locomotive shed immediately to the north of the incline and drumhou
  • II Winding house
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry to the east of the Eureka Slate Mill
  • II Engine House
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry at the foot of the modern steep acce
  • II Locomotive Shed
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of the Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry to the east of the modern steep
  • II Eureka Slate Mill
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen- yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry immediately to the north-east of th
  • II Transformer House
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of the Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry towards the foot of the modern s
  • II Engine and Compressor House
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of the Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry towards the foot of the modern s
  • II Engine House
    Located on Level VIII (Bonc Brig) of Pen- yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry at the foot of the modern steep acc

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