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Conglog Slate Quarry 16 - Stranded adit (1990)

Chamber C3, on Floor C, had been opened out resulting in Floor D adit entrance being quarried away and the remainder of the adit stranded on the rockface. Infact all four of the Floor C chambers are opened, resulting in the visible scars on the hillside.
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Conglog Slate Quarry 17 - No roof (1990)

Looking down into Chamber C2 with its now very weathered walls. The next level down, Floor B, was the last one worked and there are wagon remains plus parts of a crane still in Chamber B6.
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Conglog Slate Quarry 18 - Mill exit (2013)

Back down to mill level and the short tramway course from the mill to the exit tramway. Here it runs along the front of Rhosydd Terrace (seperated by a slab wall) and then curves off to the right behind camera. This photo also gives another view of the butressed pillars plus the dominating tips of Rhosydd beyond.
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Conglog Slate Quarry 19 - Leaning Pillars (2013)

Given the very soft nature of the ground around the mill level it's not surprising the launder pillars began to sag and at somepoint were propped up with ingenious butresses.
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Conglog Slate Quarry 20 - The route back (2013)

Looking towards Llyn Cwmorthin with the Exit Tramway and path leading off into the distance. From the end of the short causeway (right of path) to a point just behind camera, is a steady shallow climb uphill for the tramway route as it approaches its terminus. The horse that worked the tramway would have earned his keep hauling the empty wagons up this stretch.

Recommended reading & links related to Conglog:-

Books:-

'Cwmorthin Slate Quarry'  /  Graham Isherwood  /  Adit Publications

'Gazeteer of Slate Quarrying in Wales - Revised'  /  Alun John Richards  /  Llygad Gwalch

'Conglog Slate Quarry'  /  C. Hancock & M.J.T. Lewis  /  Adit Publications

'Rhosydd Slate Quarry'  /  M.J.T.Lewis & J.H.Denton  /  Adit Publications

'The Ffestiniog Railway: Vol II - Locomotives & Rolling Stock - Quarries & Branches'  /  J.I.C.Boyd  /  Oakwood Press

'The Slate Regions of North and Mid Wales'  /  Alun John Richards  /  Gwasg Carreg Gwalch


Links:-

Cofio Cwmorthin Remembered - Great source of information on the buildings in Cwmorthin - Or why not contribute to the work they do?

Iain Robinsons Treasure Maps - Conglog: Cinderella Quarry - An account of visiting Conglog plus Iains usual great photos.

Iain Robinsons Treasure Maps - Conglog: Of Bandits and Cathedrals - A journey underground in the 'B' Chambers.
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