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Locomotive Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0592 / 53°3'33"N

Longitude: -4.2265 / 4°13'35"W

OS Eastings: 250887

OS Northings: 353650

OS Grid: SH508536

Mapcode National: GBR 5K.CCSP

Mapcode Global: WH54Z.1CNK

Entry Name: Locomotive Shed

Listing Date: 21 July 2000

Last Amended: 21 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23737

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Directly adjoins the drumhouse on Level IV (Bonc Isa') 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

Built in 1878 to house the locomotive Kelso, later extended to hold a second locomotive. 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

Roughly coursed slate-slab constructed rectangular plan building with extension to south-east end; gable-ended slate roof (slates largely missing at time of Survey). Main entrance in north-west gable end with 2 pedestrian doorways, one blocked, to north-east long wall.

Interior

A-frame trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Included as part of the remarkably well-preserved complex of structures at Pen-yr-Orsedd Slate Quarry, forming a group with other buildings on Level IV and important also as a structure from the first major period of expansion at the quarry.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Winding Drumhouse
    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.
  • 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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